The tilt of the Earth, half-shrouded in darkness, is the reason it gets so dark and cold this time of year. The commemoration of the blanket of darkness and the wait for light’s return at the solstice has been the reason for the celebration of the season for a long time, long before the strategic [...]
If you’ve got a congressional candidate, like Ken Buck, who claims that global warming is a hoax, you’ve either got a candidate who is too ignorant to understand what the facts are, or too unscrupulous to care what the facts are. [...]
The light is low and short even at the southern window where the pot sits, yet slowly, extremely slowly, a few of the dianthus shoots are growing, giving me hope for more color in the year to come. [...]
Less than one minute after I took this photograph, a snow began to fall which covered these flowers. Even the English primrose will not, I think, persist in blooming now.
The plants are taking energy from their bulbs to create nice, long greens that won’t have very long to take in new energy from the thin midwinter sun. Will their blooms suffer in the spring? [...]
Boy, that last winter was cold. Cold, cold, cold, huh? I mean, it was so cold it just blasted a hole in that whole global warming theory, didn’t it?
Never mind that one year does not make a trend. This past winter, like all winters for nearly two decades, was warmer than average.
January was warmer than average – not colder than average. So much for all nonsensical protests of the industrial opponents of action against global warming. [...]
For once, winter is wintry. Sleep tight.