I don't purport to understand the science of climate change in depth. I do think that nature has it's own timetable and plan that is only marginally influenced by us meager humans.
(See the effects of eruptions of Mt. St. Helen's 1980 and Mt. Pinatubo 1991.)
I am, however, thoroughly enjoying the difference each winter here in Niagara-on-the-lake is bringing.
December 2010 - January 2011
December 2011 - January 2012
Similarly, I don't completely understand all the economic doom and gloom that is being constantly reported. Oh yes...I get the belt -tightening, and the unemployment...but then, in our little town of just 12,000 people, I see all the construction going on.
Ice wine festivities begin this weekend...I'm hoping the warmer temperatures hold!
(Howling winds and snow forecast for today!)
January 13...OOps...spoke too soon. Major snowstorm came in today.
Not a lot left after reasonably mild temperatures, but the mercury is going down, down, down tonight!
It's going to be cuddle up by the fire, newspapers, coffee and staying home tomorrow!