Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sunday 29 December 2013. The Sky Changes, Like Everything

At 6:45 this morning it was 36 degrees F. The sky was grey with darker-grey shapes. Overall it was still rather dark, and what was visible of the sunrise was not dramatic. A few widely scattered little piles of snow … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25 December 2013. Overcoming Obstacles on Christmas Morning

Got a late start–after 7!– this morning–up late once again with Christmas preparations, though not so late as some years. But what would Christmas morning be without a visit to Meadowbrook Park? So determined to squeeze in a ride. The … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 December 2013. Light, Dark, and Lichens

At 6:45 this cloudy morning, after the longest night of the year, it was 34 degrees and a bit misty but not quite raining, for which I was grateful. Was prepared this morning with a new pair of Nepalese-made glove/mittens. … Continue reading

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Sunday 15 December 2013. Snow and Ice

It was 16 degrees F this morning at 6:30, and the ground outside was covered with about 5 inches of snow. It had fallen the night before last, and so at least the streets had been plowed, though also they … Continue reading

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Sunday 8 December 2013. After the “Bitter End”

At 6:30 this morning it was 19 degrees F and snowing lightly, with a thin dusting on the ground. Was very eager to get to Meadowbrook Park to see McCullough Creek, more visible now that the active growth around it … Continue reading

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Sunday 1 December 2013. Late Fall at Japan Garden

This morning at 6:35 it was 30 degrees F and clear, the air mostly calm. Took a chance on going without hand or toe warmers, but had wool socks and two layers of knitted wool mittens. Knew the moon would … Continue reading

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