This is an on-going topic for year 2017. I really should have started one for this year sooner -- sorry about that.
I locked the old one to avoid confusion.
I think most do fly further south but there are a few spots where the water doesn't freeze over around here. I just learned of a spot nearby where the Robins overwinter instead of heading south. I plant to walk over soon and have a look. It happens to be a little stream through the cemetery where my parents are buried.Taiji wrote:If you keep posting these beautiful Alberta pics, I may be forced to make another trip up that way this summer!
So, the Canada geese don't fly south for the winter, or are they south of where they would be in summer? Maybe they came down from the Northwest Territories?
imafan26 wrote:I remember that the reason given for all the partying on Fat Tuesday was that people needed an excuse to use up all the lard, fat, and other stuff they were giving up for 6 weeks. Someone at work used to live there and she would make a King cake for us.
My biggest issue with this type warm winter season is the proliferation of garden pests when it really gets warmed up. I've noticed a big increase in garden pests when we have these type weather conditions with very little cold weather this time of year.Hbrocato wrote:Brrrr....you are all making me so cold even thinking about some of those temps. Here in Louisiana we've been having an unusually warm winter. It's been in the upper 70's to mid 80's for awhile now. To today is only expected to be a high of 68 though
The azaleas have been blooming like mad which makes me sad since Easter is still far away and I won't get those Easter pics in front of them with the kids. The tulip trees are almost all done blooming around town and in my neighborhood. (I think they're actually called oriental magnolias)
My knock out roses are blooming and my other rose bushes all have buds. The hydrangeas are starting to get more and more leafy.
It's all so bizzare to see this in February!