Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Return of Winter

Winter is back, after a short break, in upstate New York. 

We were lulled into thinking it was springtime for about three days.  For a brief moment, we were happy.

Friday, it got to 66 F (18.8 C) around lunchtime. 

Then, reality intruded.  Rudely.

This is what resulted.  We are fortunate in comparison with other parts of upstate New York, cut it is a bit slippery out there and I never left my house yesterday.

More pictures tomorrow, when I participate in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

This will probably be my last post for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, January edition.  I am leaving the Challenge early as I have not had the time to properly read/comment on new blogs and old favorites.  I will still be posting daily, at least for the next week, but many of these posts are either "reruns" or prewritten posts.

I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen, and if I have not been able to respond to your visit or comment, I apologize.

While I am here I want to thank Paul Taubman for all he does to keep the UBC a well run challenge.

I hope to "see" some of you in April, and some even sooner.  If I am able to rejoin before the end of the Challenge on January 31, I will.

Day 14 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost


  1. I miss upstate NY. You have given some memories back, I will continue to follow your blog. That is what it is about. I thank Paul as well for brining me to your blog

  2. I will miss you while you are gone. Take care, Alana.

  3. We had the same thing here, a blizzard followed by spring weather, followed by an Artic blast.

  4. I think most of us in United States could use break from winter. I know I could.
    Coffee is on

  5. We had the same false "warm-up" as well. All of our snow melted and the cheetah was asking 1) Where the birds at? 2)Open the windows!!
    Of course a day later,we get got hit with more snow but we're supposed to "warm up" again this weekend....good ol winter!


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