Friday, January 31, 2014
Crocuses in January
Nora and I investigated the garden yesterday and found crocuses coming up. Say it 'aint so! This may well be the worst winter in 10 years. I remember in 2009/2010 we had crocuses in February, but that year we got a lot of snow in March & April. The winter of 2002/2003 remains the worst that I remember. We never got snow that winter. And it could happen again this winter.
It's funny because the Lower 48 has been enjoying a glorious winter. Lately it has been colder in Atlanta, GA than here on Kodiak. On the news I saw that political pundits on the East Coast are decrying global warning theory based on the cold temperatures they've seen this winter. The pundits need to come to Alaska.
Despite the lack of snow I've still managed to keep skiing. The photos below are from the last 2 days on Pyramid. It's pretty desperate snow. Yesterday and today there was fog down low and the sun was out. The visuals alone made the climb up from the road worthwhile.