Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Round of the Year - Winter



Winter seems like a bleak season and many people feel that it’s unpleasant to be out in the cold and snow. But, just as in other seasons, there’s always pleasure to be found in the natural world and interesting things to see.


Early winter can see deep cold and days that are almost balmy, high winds and dead calm, rain and snow and blue skies. The coldest weather here usually comes in late January, by the end of February there may be warm sunny days and the first spring migrants may appear.


My project to post a photo from each day of the year season by season is now three fourths over; photos from summer and fall were posted here and here.


Once again, the dates of any photos from my camera traps are listed at the end of the post - see if you can identify them before you reach the end (no cheating). Herewith are photos from the winter 

 








 












 
Winter began in the year when the worldwide temperature was the highest on record. It included record-setting heat in February, with a temperature of  73ยบ F at the house. The last week of winter brought two days of snow, one dropping the most snow we've had all winter.

Now winter's over and spring is about to burst forth.

Camera trap photos - 1/14, 1/16, 2/28 and 3/9