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You can take it with you

January 31, 2014 - It was a few degrees warmer today than yesterday, and the sun even had enough oomph by early afternoon to melt a bit of...
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Plowing through

January 30, 2014 - With the cold came a fresh coating of snow, about two inches of bone-dry powder, and after the skies cleared, the temper...
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Trapped!

January 29, 2014 - The cold moved in fast and hard, and in short order, it was back to feeding the implacable appetites of two woodstoves t...
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Frigid as forecast

January 28, 2014 - It's been colder, but 10 degrees with a stiff wind certainly gets your attention—and makes a photography trek more than...
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Nature's Zamboni

January 27, 2014 - Instead of cratering, the mercury—yes, we still have an old-fashioned, toxic but accurate, maximum-minimum thermometer—...
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Impermanent artwork

January 26, 2014 - We had a dusting of snow overnight and that was perfect for refreshing my ski trail and for providing a new canvas on wh...
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Autumn's leftovers

January 25, 2014 - Queen Anne's Lace, also known as Wild Carrot—this is what your garden carrots would look like if you let them bloom—is o...
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What tracks reveal

January 24, 2014 - One of my favorite things about winter—OK, call me crazy, but I have a lot of favorite things about the cold times—is th...
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Back to the ice box

January 23, 2014 - The thaw is over and winter is back to its business... serious business. After the "April" rains and higher-than-usual t...
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A most modest storm

January 22, 2014 - Media meteorologists make their livings by whipping up hysteria and broadcasting worst-case scenarios. If they're right,...
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Welcome Janus

January 21, 2014 - The red-flag warnings went up yesterday on the Weather Channel, as an unexpected gale developed quickly in the Midwest a...
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For MLK

January 20, 2014 - I should have spent Martin Luther King Day doing something civic to properly honor the fallen civil rights leader. But a...
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Unexpected Pintails

January 19, 2014 - Right after my son and daughter-in-law packed my granddaughter and all her things into the car and headed home to New Ha...
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Reflections on a (finally) clear day

January 18, 2014 - I had the late afternoon to myself—Stasia's mom and dad took my shadow on an adventure of their own—so, reluctantly, I w...
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Budding gourmand

January 17, 2014 - Several years ago, I began what has become a long-term project: replacing all of our windows. Depending on how you count...
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The chestnut mystery

January 16, 2014 - It rained all day again, and Stasia wound up at my daughter's, so, with a bit of unexpected time and a lot of work to do...
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Throwing the bark at 'em

January 15, 2014 - The day dawned bright and clear, and it promised to remain that way. Warm, too—well, for January. So I convinced my gran...
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Washout

January 14, 2014 - The heavy rain made a return engagement, with temperatures in the 50s and a general feeling of April in the air. It's a...
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Why not climb?

January 13, 2014 - An overnight monsoon abated by around noon, and though it stayed cloudy and cool, Stasia and I eventually went outside t...
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The Energizer Bunny arrives

January 12, 2014 - Despite the fact that it was a splendid, post-deluge day, I spent most of the time indoors, writing well in advance of d...
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Meltwaters selfie

January 10, 2014 - After a week of seriously below-normal temps, today it's cloudy and, for this time of year, downright balmy—in the low 5...
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A break in winter's action

January 10, 2014 - I awoke to a surprise inch of fresh snow, but in short order, the temperature finally rose above freezing, and then kept...
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Under deep ice

January 09, 2014 - It wasn't quite as frigid this morning as it has been—teens, rather than low, single digits—so I was able to bring along...
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Icescape

January 07, 2014 - It wasn't quite as frigid as it has been—three above this morning, as opposed to seven below last week—and it wasn't nea...
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A dusting of snow

January 06, 2014 - The unnatural warmth didn't last very long. By late afternoon yesterday, the balminess reversed course and was replaced...
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Uncovery

January 05, 2014 - It's ridiculously warm—low- to mid-50s—and that, coupled with nearly an inch of almost-April-feeling rain has eaten all...
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The turning

January 05, 2014 - As quickly as the mercury plummeted, it started to inch its way back north, first to the single digits, then the teens,...
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The home fires

January 04, 2014 - What Hercules lacked as a snow maker around here, the storm more than made up for in its remarkable ability to bring on...
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Snow nude in repose

January 03, 2014 - Winter Storm Hercules started up in earnest not long after sunset last night, and by daybreak, the nor'easter was pretty...
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Before Hercules visits

January 02, 2014 - I don't entirely buy the Weather Channel's naming of winter storms, but the practice, started last year, seems to have l...
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Turning over the year

January 01, 2014 - The new year dawned clear and cool, and though the weather forecast was growing increasingly ominous—something about Win...
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