Monday, December 21, 2009

Tree butchering day

Today the utility company came to "trim" our trees that are too close to the power lines. Needless to say, I don't think that they were arboretists or tree lovers for that matter. Here is the result of their work.

Welcome winter!

Today is officially the first day of winter also known as the winter solstice. Today is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the longest in the southern hemisphere. Our days will only begin to get longer from here. For those people that don't like winter, we are now on the upward swing to summer. For those of us that love winter and what it brings, we are still waiting for winter to get started!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

White Christmas?

Even people that don't care for snow will say that they like to have a little bit of white stuff on the ground for Christmas. Here is the link to some interesting facts about Christmas Day weather history for Peoria, IL. According to their records, there has not been a white Christmas here since 2002 when there were 3 inches of snow on the ground. I am keeping my eyes on this developing storm and hoping for a break in the 7 year "no snow" spell.