Brrr. It’s been eight years since I learned about (and wrote about) the way a weak and rambling jet stream (caused by climate change) leads to extended periods of extra warm or extra cold weather. During particularly long and severe cold snaps like the one we’re currently experiencing, that knowledge works its way back into my consciousness and is strangely comforting. Understanding why something is happening makes me feel better about it. I guess that makes sense?
The photos I’m sharing in this post were taken before the sub-zero temperatures moved into the neighborhood this week. We’ve had something like 20 inches of snow over the last several weeks. I’ve tried to get a out a few times with the camera but the light hasn’t been great and I’ve had other responsibilities that have limited me. Regardless, the hiking I’ve done has been really pleasant. Fresh air is always great and snow makes all hikers into detectives – trying to read tracks and other clues and discern what’s going on around them. Here are a few photos I’ve managed to take over the last couple weeks.