I took a short walk around my neighborhood today and to my delight, I found two dandelion flowers in someone's lawn.
What is so delightful about this find is what made it all possible: no snow on the ground.
That's right. Upstate NY. January 4. No snow on the ground. (except in very isolated spots.)
It may drive certain people crazy, but I am thrilled.
It didn't get quite as warm (41 degrees) as it did late last week(when we reached 52) but the 52 degree weather late last week brought its own rewards: singing birds.
Anyone who denies climate change solely because of political beliefs should reconsider. Whether or not this is a normal fluctuation of our weather (which has happened before in human history) or due to ecological damage: it is here, and it is changing all of our lives. These will indeed be interesting times.