Tag Archives: winter

Frozen Water and Jeni’s Sorbet

After seeing all the hype in the media about Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams seasonal flavor, Influenza Sorbet, Dana and I decided to take a Sunday drive to Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  This quaint town in Northeastern Ohio has the closest Jeni’s … Continue reading

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The Effect of Lake Effect

We have had bands of Lake Effect Snow all day.  Lake Effect happens when there is a warm, open lake with very cold air flowing over it.  There are very few places in the world with the perfect conditions for … Continue reading

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The Rhododendron Thermometer

This winter’s first REALLY cold temperatures are predicted for the North Coast next week, a high of 12 degrees F (!) for Tuesday.  Time again to talk about the Rhododendron Thermometer.  The illustration above shows leaf droop as temperatures drop. … Continue reading

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Waiting for Snow

Measurable snow, plowable snow, shovelable snow – these terms have all popped up in the last few days here on Northeastern Ohio television and radio stations.  Plow guys are checking their hoses and hydraulics.  Homeowners are gassing up their snowblowers … Continue reading

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Winter Wings

A beautiful snow photo by Lisa DeJong of the Cleveland Plain Dealer… “Blowing wind drifts the snow into a feather-like pattern as it wraps around a picnic table at Marine Tower West apartments on the Gold Coast in Lakewood Feb. … Continue reading

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Downhill Fun

First of all, I have to tell you that I ruined Andy for snow sports long ago.  When he was still a baby, I sent him down a very small slope at my parents house on a sled, he was … Continue reading

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Winter Stars

Star  Stories Music was still ringing in my ears As I stepped out under the stars. Silence. Sudden silence. Black, and frost, and midnight. Just the wheel of the world Going round over my head. Just space. Black space, like … Continue reading

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Ice Dunes

Ice dunes are produced by ice washing ashore, snowfall, and the gradual freezing of wave spray that accumulates on to the shore. They form when the air temperature is below freezing and the water temperature is near freezing. Ice dunes … Continue reading

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Hooked on Curling

I’ve acquired a new vocabulary over the last week and a half watching the Olympic sport of Curling.  The Rock, The Sheet, the End, the House, the Button.  The Skip, the Sweepers.  I love the intensity of the players.  The … Continue reading

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Our winter visitors – tracks in the snow

Since we are having a stretch of nice weather I had a chance to get out and take some photos of the tracks left by visitors to our backyard and around Lake Erie.   Looks like there’s LOTS of action … Continue reading

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