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Thank You, No More February for Me, Please . . . .

By , February 27, 2020

I am reaching “that certain age” when, at last, I can call things as I see them, as curmudgeonly as that may make me. In the past, I’ve tried to be diplomatic about my feelings for the month of February (see Heaven Help Us, It’s February!) but you know what? I just don’t like the month very much.

It doesn’t help that it’s a day longer this year, although we’re doing our best to celebrate Leap Day as it comes. And, it doesn’t help that, in the final week of the month, we’re getting a dumping of snow!

Late February snow on the Zeiger Family homestead

We got a little snow Wednesday. Note streaks of snow in the water, shaped by the current (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Champion Post Hole

By , March 19, 2014

Just before our recent storm, I expressed hope we’d be able to use the snowfall to move firewood (see We’ve Been Warned). Unfortunately, my main Southeast Alaska weather axiom proved true once again: snow is a transitional weather condition.

The next day, the wind switched to the south and the thaw began. We strapped on snowshoes and hiked the trail, hoping to cut a decent path before things got really sloppy.

We had a pretty hard slog. When we passed through the Blowdown, Michelle post holed with her snowshoes, not an easy thing to do. She asked me to take a photo, so I did.

Thigh deep, with snowshoes on! (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Thigh deep, with snowshoes on! (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Since then, a lot of the snow has melted away. Little by little, spring takes hold.

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