Saturday, December 31, 2011

Do the Math

Yesterday morning:
     Jericho temperature--minus 1
     Venice temperature--60 and sunny

This morning:
     Jericho--34 degrees, freezing rain
     Venice--62 degrees, partly cloudy

There are certainly many who love the Vermont winter, who rejoice in snow for skiing, or who relish the darkness as a period of drawing inward.

I don't happen to be one of them.  However, with deep gratitude, I can now say that winter is my favorite season.

A place down the street, decked out for Christmas.

I have never seen so many things in bloom at this time of year.

The community pool has a decidedly un-Christmasy look.
There have been plenty of kids making use of it during this holiday vacation week.


  1. I completely agree with you! I'm on the other coast and my part of southern California is supposed to be 80 degrees tomorrow! I love it!

  2. Here in the mid-Atlantic we had a temp of 68. So guess it does not seem very Christmasy to me.

  3. Enjoy the warmth! Wishing you love and happiness in 2012. We're leaving for AZ the first part of February. Still trying to get my life in order... getting there.

  4. Some birds migrate for the winter, some birds don't. Have, fun, Snowbird!

  5. Enjoy the warm. My brother is in Fla now and enjoys keeping track of how miserable it is in Ohio as he bikes in shorts.

  6. Seems like you've made the right move to repair to the west coast of Florida for the season. But honestly, the weather so far this winter has been so mild, at least in my part of the Northeast, that it's made me forget about the Sunshine state. And for the past ten years I've ALWAYS taken a 2-3 week Florida respite in the winter.

    'Course that may also be because (like Muffy) I'm planning a trip to Arizona. But that's another story.

  7. I guess Florida can be t treat at our age. It would take a bit of adjusting but many elders seem to like it. Glad you are one of them.

  8. You may send any snow you get to me, Olga - we need it here in the high altitude West!


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