Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Then and Now

 The photo above was taken on December 14, 2014.  We had a lot of snow and it was pretty cold besides.  It served as a good reminder of why I like to leave Vermont in winter and head south with the rest of the snowbirds.

The next photo was taken outside my new Vermont town house on December 14, 2015.  The little garden area had been prepped for the winter, but I noticed that the rose bush had suddenly popped out green leaves.  It could be that the record will be broken for the warmest December on record and for the latest snowfall of at least one inch.

Wouldn't it be something to see roses bloom on Christmas!  El Nino at work disrupting the world's weather.

I left for Florida the next day all the same.


  1. It looks like we will get our much needed snow in the mountains this year. So far, so good. the ski industry is very happy after last year's disastrous lack of the white stuff.
    We do sometime have rises, or rose buds, at Christmas, pretty scraggly ones though.
    Hope you are settling into your winter house in Florida.

  2. Hey, maybe you should have remained in warm Vermont!

    1. Several of my friends and family members suggested that to me!

  3. It has been a very warm December here too. I keep waiting for the hammer to fall and it doesn't. What I have noticed in past years was if December was warm, watch out for March not only will it come in like a lion, but it will go out like one too.

    Warm or not, Florida is the place to be this time of year.

  4. Hope it is warm in Florida! Southern California is not having a heat wave this year. It is in fact rather chilly for us. Bring back the heat! Merry Christmas!

  5. Perfect examples of why we never know what to expect. Too funny.


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