Retired teacher Larry Weber, a Barnum resident, is the author of several books, including “Butterflies of the North Woods,” “Spiders of the North Woods,” “Webwood” and “In a Patch of Goldenrods.” Contact him c/o Katie Rohman at email@example.com.
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For many years, March was considered the month of the most snowfall.
The first two months of this year gave us much to remember.
The second half of January was quite different from the first half and gave us some winter weather to remember.
Daylight rapidly gets longer as we go through February. Last week, we passed 10 hours for the first time since early November and by the end of this short month, we will have a full 11 hours of daylight, moving toward the vernal equinox in March.
January was certainly was a month to remember.
According to the calendar, winter began with the winter solstice of Dec. 21.
The snowpack in the woods is from 8-10 inches deep and it has been here without any additional snow for a couple of weeks.
The late December snowstorms gave us wet flakes that coated many of our trees.
The thermometer reads 15 degrees below zero when I step outside on this clear calm morning.
Like many in the Northland, I maintain bird feeders during the winter.