Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bad winter coming?

You can read the Farmers' Almanac.

You can measure the color bands on woolly bear caterpillars.

You can peruse long-range forecasts on weather websites.

But for my money, I watch the squirrels.

And this year, they are fatter and furrier and manically burying nuts left and right.

Honestly, at first glance, I thought there was a woodchuck, not a fox squirrel, sitting under the bird feeder this morning.  Even his face looks fat.

This doesn't bode well.

I better lay in some extra provisions for the pantry and get more firewood.  Could be this winter may be a bad one: either cold, snowy or long.

 I just hope it's not all 3!

Are you set for the cold and white?

Meanwhile - back in the comfy chair.  What luck that I got the HDTV a couple of weeks ago.  Right now BBC America channel, in celebration of the show's 50th anniversary, is playing 7 days of back to back Doctor Who programs.  Can't wait for the special on Friday night - the 'how it all started' show.  What fun.  How about it?  Do you Who?


  1. I've been waiting for winter to show itself. We moved up here for the long winters, but the past 3 years have been DUDS.....not a trace of snow until after January. I'm hoping this is the year that it breaks that.
    That said, I DO NOT like winter after March.
    We go visit the grandson in Arizona then because I'm so sick of the gloom by then I could scream.
    I love a change of seasons-and can't imagine living someplace where you don't have that.
    How'd you fare with the storms the other night? Come out of it ok, I hope

    1. We've been lucky NOT to have had too much winter the past couple of years. You should check out some of my 2009-2010 winter posts. Brrrr. Deep Snow

      That said, I, too, could never live in southern states where there's not any winter. As for the storms, not too bad. Only 1" of rain and only one really serious straight-line event which did no damage. Some towns in the midwest were wiped out by tornadoes, though. It's heartbreaking, especially this time of year.


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