Monthly Archives: December 2020

Merry Christmas / Snow

Merry Christmas! At 8:00 it’s 19 degrees, and the forecast high is 26. There’s maybe a half inch snow on the ground, except where it drifted. It was a wet snow, and the ground was warm, but with the temperature … Continue reading

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Snow/Sleet

Sleeting pretty good out there with a driving north wind. Just started about 4:00. Could get nasty. It will freeze hard tonight. Get home soon, that’s my advice.

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The Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn Is Happening Now

Right outside your window the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is happening now. Jupiter is the big planet directly west and Saturm is the red planet up about 1;00 above Saturn. Hasn’t been this close since 1623. It’s also the … Continue reading

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Update On Mining Threat To The Okefenokee

From the Georgia Conservancy: https://www.georgiaconservancy.org/okefenokee/mining?mc_cid=fe0a9cdbfe&mc_eid=868724ca64

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Wildlife Crossing in San Antonio & EcoWatch Website

I’ve been the secretary of an outfit called WaysSouth for about ten years. We’re the idiots who think it’s a poor idea to build a four-lane highway through the Cherokee National Forest to save two minutes over the existing road. … Continue reading

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Biden Nominates First Native American Secretary of Interior

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/17/deb-haaland-joe-biden-interior-secretary

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Snow

At some point last night, the drizzle turned to snow, and we’ve got a pretty good dusting. The deer are down in the parking lot gorging on what’s left of the acorns. (It was a pretty good year for mast … Continue reading

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America’s Last Wilderness Starts At $25 Per Acre

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/15/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-oil-drilling-highest-bidder

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Geminid Meteor Show Peaks Sunday Into Monday

The Geminids peak this weekend, with the period from midnight Sunday into early morning Monday supposed to be the best. If the sky clears. If it doesn’t, there will still be some activity for the next few days. There’s no … Continue reading

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Snow

We had the first hard freeze last night. It’s 26.8 at the Mercier’s weather station. At our place, there’s about a half an inch of snow on the ground. The rain froze on the deck before it snowed, so it’s … Continue reading

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