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just nicked us, thanks

November 20, 2014

While most of Canada and the U.S. digs out from practice winter, we are enjoying our first above-freezing day since the newest Polar Vortex brushed past us on the way south.  Just before that we had 21 inches of rain in a four-week span.  As we all anxiously await the reappearance of Buffalo, New York, I wanted to show you how the P.V. affected us.

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That isn’t snow.  It’s frost on frost for five straight days.  It took a particular liking to the netting over our blueberries.

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After the monsoons stopped, we were able to burn some of the brush piles from the logging in the spring.

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Air pollution aside, it gave us some haunting images.

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While checking on the burn piles, we found this monster cauliflower mushroom.  Jude put her boot beside it for perspective.

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Inside, our miniature lime tree prospers.  We’re trying to convince it that it’s in Florida.  We’ve blocked its view of the outside and play it Jimmy Buffett songs every day.

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  1. goatbarnwitch permalink
    November 20, 2014 2:04 pm

    Wow, that is some enthusiastic frost! My current mantra, as we adjust to the sudden January like temps here in the mid hudson valley, is “thank goodness I don’t live just south of Buffalo” Repeated regularly it has helped a bit

    • November 22, 2014 11:35 am

      It is so nice to hear from you again. Good mantra: specific and not over-reaching. Will you get any of the rain shuffling off to Buffalo?

  2. Cathy Sieberg permalink
    November 21, 2014 10:44 am

    The frost was beautiful!! And I hope you framed the smoke in the trees NITE shot!!
    Keep posting

    • November 22, 2014 11:39 am

      I don’t know how to use the extras on our camera. It was bought mostly because it’s waterproof, in case I take another kayak tump. All the photos I post are “as is”.

  3. Anonymous permalink
    November 22, 2014 3:50 pm

    I’m liking the cauliflower mushroom. What a monster!

    • summergale permalink
      November 22, 2014 3:51 pm

      It’s Diane (summergale) I logged in .. hmmmm..

      • November 25, 2014 6:10 pm

        How have you been? How’s your autumn so far?

    • November 25, 2014 6:10 pm

      And it gave us several delicious side dishes.

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