Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Winter Wonders - February Has Finally Arrived

February is the month that you can depend on, here in the Northeast.  It will be relentlessly cold.  There will be snow on the ground.

Until today, that wasn't true for 2016.  This has been the strangest February in my memory.

But finally, there is snow on the ground.  The cold is coming to my part of upstate New York.  Saturday the forecast high is 6 F (-14.4) Saturday night, they predict a low of -5 (-20.5 C).

As much as I hate winter, I must admit there are some things about winter I don't mind.

Beautiful January and February sunsets.
The opportunity to crochet.   I've been working on this washable wool blanket for my son since August of 2013 - so long, in fact, that neither color of yarn above is being made any more.

Snow?  Remember snow?  It's back.  Too bad I have to go out in it.
And, orchids. A Mother's Day (May, 2015) orchid purchased by my spouse is reblooming.
Coal House, Vestal Rail Trail, Vestal, NY 2-7-16

Goodbye, mild weather.  Hopefully, the next few cold days will be temporary, and we will be back to our unusually warm winter.

I just hope that my experimental camilla survives the coming cold blast.

Is your weather seasonal, or strange?


  1. We finally got enough snow to cover the ground and it is supposed to be very cold this next week. I suppose I can deal with one week of winter, lol.

  2. I think what is scary is that this is the third blog post in recent times from a different part of the world which is talking about the same thing - and yes, the 'winter' in India has been described as being pretty warm too this time around.
    Does not bode well :(

  3. As always, lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Pleasurable thank you for sharing.

  5. Hmmm, well... I have the a/c on right now. Our high today is in the 90s...

  6. Ah, yes, winter. When I lived in Cambridge and Ann Arbor, it was the time of year when my bicycle riding presented real challenges. If it wasn't the temperature, it was the wind, the snow, the ice...

  7. That's cold. I've never tried the granny squares. I been using odds and ends yarns crochet together with a double stitch.
    Not sure what it will become but I'm leaning toward a shawl.

    Coffee is on

  8. It's cold here, but not 6℉. Love your pics, by the way. Especially the orchid!

  9. It's been unseasonably warm, which is normal here. By that, I mean we always get warm-ups interspersed with cold snaps. It's been usually warm for a longer time, though, so the cold and snow come as a weird kind of relief. You have to have some ugly weather so you can be glad it's finally spring!


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