Tag Archives: Winter


Today marks the demise of the clever mnemonic, "Spring ahead, Fall back". How many millions of people have used this to remember which way to adjust their clocks? It worked because the verbs help one remember which noun they apply to. But now that the period of daylight savings time has been messed with, "Winter […]


Snow at last! Here it is February 2nd, Groundhog Day, the middle of the Winter season, but now it actually looks like Winter. I never would have thought that I would actually have missed the stuff, but it sure is good to see some. Now if all of my plants haven't frozen solid and died […]


The deep freeze of Winter has set in. For a while I was beginning to wonder. I still wonder. The first lasting snowfall in the Pioneer Valley has always been at different times. I remember years when it was before Halloween and other years when it was after Christmas. But here it is the end […]

Last and First

The last of the flowers are gone for this Autumn and Winter is fast approaching. In my list of Wildflowers the last plant to be in flower – on around November 11, is Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana An unusual characteristic is that it flowers after it's leaves have died. Each flower with it's 4, very […]