A November sort of winter

Posted on January 9, 2012


Babs writes: This has not been the most photogenic winter on Torch Lake so a little dip into the archives is sometimes necessary. I promise that next week will bring something very new and different. So stay tuned.

See, this is what happens when November goes on too long.  This has been the longest November I can remember.  But I’m determined to find a bright side, and birch trees have one in every season.  They show off the birds to best advantage, they smell nice, and they can be tapped for sap just like sugar maples.  The bark makes a good base for quillwork. Look what I found in the archive:
The only problem with birch trees really is that they aren’t every shade of blue . . . but then, some days neither is Torch Lake.  Heh heh.  This is a brave new world.  We can do something about that.  Look what else I found in the archive from March, 2008.

And here is your weather report, snowbirds. There is a little bit of sunshine out there right now, along with a lot of wind. Up here on the bluff, no snow at all. Down on the beach, ice mountains all along the shore. Temperatures right around 40°F.  November.  I sincerely hope that you are having summer down there in Florida and Arizona and Mexico and the islands.  I’ll be sure to let you know when winter shows up.