Nature Blog Network

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What a Night

Yesterday was the winter solstice, and a full moon (although it was cloudy). I suppose those two correspond with way less frequency than "once in a blue moon." In fact, it's been over 10 years. Even more significant, there was also a lunar eclipse in the very early hours of the 21st, but the clouds, at least in this area, would have made it hard to see, were one awake and healthy enough to try. I, personally, was not... I have spent my winter break thus far being terrible ill... I'm getting better now... I missed another disappointing snowfall (less than 2 inches for us), and the shortest day of the year along with its once-in-a-lifetime eclipse (or once in several, as the last coincidence of an eclipse and the solstice was 632 years ago). I understand the eclipse was lovely in areas where the sky was clear...
Ah, well... next time?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Brrrr.

A beautiful frost on another c-c-cold morning.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Let it Snow!


Just under 3 inches on the snow-meter, but I think it was more in a lot of places (depending on wind). Enough to be lovely, but not enough for skiing and not enough to stay pretty even if it stays cold... so I'm hoping for some more!