I can’t believe we are at the end of January already. It truly is that horrible, dark part of the year when all you want to do is consume vast quantities of comfort food and cuddle a hot water bottle - as opposed to get up sharply, warm up nicely, rehearse, go home, eat dinner and practice x 100.
A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. -Susan Orlean We had snow today in Atlanta... real snow that caused my school to shut down early. I just saw on the TV that school's closed tomorrow too... Show More Summary
Sunday was sunny with temperatures in the mid-50s. Monday was mostly sunny with a high of 60. Our honey bees were delighted and wasted no time in heading out of the hive. I was rinsing road salt off our car when I noticed the bees were checking out the drops of water on the car's roof. Show More Summary
Sunrise - Moss Mountain Farms P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Retreat ©trryan - December 2013
My Prairie Home CompanionOklahoma City This is my Oklahoma get-away. Although I actually live here, I travel so much that I sometimes think of this place as my prairie home retreat. Especially in fall. Especially in fall when the river birch leaves are dropping on my lawn like gold-gilded Christmas ornaments. Show More Summary
There was a brief window of dry weather and sunshine on Saturday but it didn’t last, with yet more heavy rain, showers and strong to gale force winds over the weekend. The highest gust recorded on Saturday was 75mph at Aberporth, Ceredigion and 70mph at Aberdaron, Gwynedd on Sunday.
December 2013 ©trryan
October 3-5, 2014 on Grand Island, New York – Wild Women Unite! I’ll be teaching a photography workshop at this event. I’ve never been to it, but when Yvonne approached me about teaching, it sounded like so much fun, I think I’d go even if I weren’t teaching! Here’s what Yvonne asked me to share: […]
Yep, still icy cold outside. I'm afraid this white stuff is going to stick around. The weather folks are already saying we may be in for more snow next week. Ugh.
"I had seen it through the eyes of Winnenap, in a rosy mist of reminiscence, and must always see it with a sense of intimacy in the light that never was." -Mary Austin Land of Little Rain Joshua Tree National Park November 2013 ©trr...
Just as I thought we were done with warnings of heavy rain and windy conditions the Met office issues another warning. This time for Sunday but I'll get to that in a moment.
Winterwatch's executive producer Tim Scoones provides information on the decline of hen harriers.
Iolo Williams gets in the mood for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Winterwatch Extra.
Nick Baker's Winter Warmers Winterwatch Unsprung quiz.
"Out West, the west of the mesas and the unpatented hills, there is more sky than any place in the world. It does not sit flatly on the rims of the earth, but begins somewhere out in the space in which the earth is poised, hollows more, and is full of clean, shiny winds." - Mary Austin Land of Little Rain Joshua Tree National Park November 2013 ©trryan
Nature's Calendar needs your insect sightings.
We don't get snow often and we certainly don't get temperatures in the teens very often. We got both last night. We awoke to a dazzlingly bright morning with a whopping 1.7 inches of snow on the ground. Wind chills were below zero. Chilly willy, for sure. Show More Summary
Dr Bryony Tolhurst advises on living with urban foxes.
Wednesday's Winterwatch Unsprung quiz with Nick Baker.
The Woodland Trust's Nature's Calendar project is asking for your amphiian sightings.