Sunday, March 27, 2016

Climate Change Photos, Winter of 2015-2016

As the days are getting longer and the perennials are starting to sprout from the soil, I am reflecting on this past winter, where we had a few very cold days, and very little snow or skateable ice.

This year was apparently an "el nino" year, the warm side of the oscillation in sea surface temperature of the tropical southern and eastern Pacific Ocean. We felt it here in New England this winter, where I had one day where I could skate on ice, few days where I could cross-country ski, and, aside from a few frigid days, much of the time was quite warm. I even took my paddle board out twice this winter in March. Here are some photos from this winter in New England with a few from New York.

One Day of Skateable Ice January, 2016

A Bit of Snow, no Ice, Walden Pond January, 2016

A Bit of Ice in Hopkinton January 2016 

Early Ice Storm, December 2015

Peach Tree Fungus, December 2015

No Snow, but a Hike through Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

December 2015, Walden Pond

December 2015 deCordova Museum, Ice is Glass

New York, Long Island, December 2015

February, 2016, Mt. Washington Does have Snow

First Snow, February 2016, Lasted Less Than a Week

Walking Sudbury Reservoir in February, Snow is Almost Gone

One Cold Day in February, Valentine's Day 2016

March 5, 2016, Craftsbury VT Finally, some Skiable Snow

March 9, 2016, 79 degrees and Out on the Paddle Board, Cochituate State Park

March 2016 Indoor Garden

March Sunset Light 2016

March, 2016, 6 " Snow Doesn't Last More Than a Day

March 2016, Walden Pond, More Beach than Pond Now

Where has it gone?