Thursday, January 26, 2012

A January thaw

After piles of snow and sustained subzero weather, we received... a thaw.  Temperatures pushed up above freezing, turning drifts into mists, revealing grass and dirt in some spots.

Charlie Hohn points out that a January thaw is a Vermont tradition.
After weeks or even months of almost entirely below freezing temperatures, the weather warms for a couple of days, usually around this time of year, it often rains, and all of the life in the forest (and the city) that has trouble getting through the winter gets a little breather.  
I love these counterintuitive moments here, like snow in May.

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