Tag: winter

Well, not quite correct, prognosticators! They had issued a winter storm warning and predicted 5 – 8 inches of snow. Maybe they should have said 5/8 of an inch – then they wouldn’t have been so far off in this neck of the woods where we got just a tad bit more than a dusting, certainly less than 5/8 of an inch! However, you have to give the news reporters props for trying. I watched a news report this morning…

Just so that you won’t worry, I’ve already made my trip to Walmart for milk and bread! I’m all set. I imagine that tonight, the grocery stores will be full of folks trying to get ahead of the approaching winter “storm”. It’s certainly will be a storm for us if we get the expected 5 – 8 inches of snow. But, I’ve seen, frequently, those forecasts change rapidly from, say 5 – 8, to less than 2 or so. At…

I knew what the winter solstice was, but until today, I didn’t know the Latin meaning, which is : The sun stands still. On our tilting journey, we now reached our furthest tilt away from the sun, 23.5 degrees. Our Aussie friends, and others in the southern hemisphere have hit their summer solstice. It’s our shortest number of hours of daylight, their longest. Now, the tilt heads the other way. To me, it’s all quite fascinating how the earth spins…

So, in German, the word über means above, or over. Normally, when I visit NY, I walk to work. I get a hotel that’s about a 1 – 1.5 miles from work, and I walk. I enjoy seeing who’s on the street and what’s going on. However, yesterday, Friday, the temperature was a brisk 19 degrees. Now, I had brought appropriate gear to wear – I called it my level 2 weather gear. I rarely get to use it here…

Listen! What’s missing? The hum of the air conditioning compressor? The sound of the blower for the heater? Yes, both are missing! – all that can be heard around here is the noises from outside which are normally kept at bay by closed doors and windows as I attempt to keep the interior regulated to a nice, comfortable temperature for myself. Now, the doors and windows are open and the breeze can flow throughout the house. This transition between winter…

I’m special I took quite a few photos while walking in what passes for winter around here. In fact, we had close to a foot of snow. This was the most snow that I’d seen since I’ve been living in Charlotte. However, out of all of the photos that I took, this was my favorite one. This one, I didn’t go looking for, per se. I didn’t have to think about it. For the most part, the day had been…

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