Everything Softens

This week I noticed that everything is soft. I find myself touching things again–hands free from cold and gloves. The…

Halfway to Spring

1/24-1/30 I am amazed by how the river changes every day. Sometimes drastically. The Coast Guard ice chopper has been…

Arctic Chill

1/17-1/23 Today started at zero, and maybe we’re at ten degrees by noon. The wind has picked up, too. On…

River Ice

It is very cold, very crisp. Ice is everywhere. The trail parking lots are ice skating rinks, and we walk…

Needle Ice

January 3 – 9 Perfect winter sun today. Frost everywhere on hummocks of sand-colored grass, twinkling in the sunlight, turning…

The Green That Is Left

December 14, 2021 Yesterday was warm, today is warm, tomorrow will be warmer. Where is December? It’s been lingering between…

Empty Nests

December 7, 2021 I went out at 10 a.m. up on the ridge. It was cold, blue skies were giving…

Red Berries, Blue Cones

December 3, 2021 Bright winter sun, pale blue sky. A panel of clouds created a chill as I started out,…