We’ve spent the rest of January frozen over with frequent snow storms and frigid, low temperatures. 3F at a glorious red sunrise and a high of 20F. Sun glowing through gauzy cloud for most of the day.
Local mushroom tea, dried mushrooms and tinctures from Birch Boys Inc in Upstate New York.
Prepare for Spring by reading Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi.
Local Natural Historian Michael Kudish’s The Catskill Forest, A History.
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Back to the quiet glassy dome in the morning that dissipates into cotton candy swirls by late afternoon, revealing some sky. No breeze and a high of 28F.
Another mostly clear day with a thin veil of cotton wool cloud stretching across half the sky. Bitterly cold with a high of 29F.
A rare sunny day: clear, expect for squally clouds that drop snow on the high peaks like they’re icing a cake. Always fun to watch. A light breeze blowing snow off branches in the valleys. An uplifting day with a high of 30F.
Another gloomy day up on the peaks: as quiet as the moon. A high of 30F and overcast with a low cloud, flurries lead to a swirling whiteout at sunset.
Still and quiet with a thick layer of snow and overcast with no hint of sun. Chilly with a high of 34F. Gloomy day.
An overnight snow storm has passed by morning leaving 6 inches of snow under rippling morning cloud that transforms into a solid dome of milk glass by afternoon. Still and quiet. A winter whiteout with a high of 36F.
Overcast for most of the day with individual foggy clouds of snow wafting over the peaks. A high of 30F. Snow storm on its way.
Freezing overnight sleet turns mushy and then disappears throughout the morning. Light flurries on the peaks, but one end of Belleayre gets a substantial dusting of fresh powder. Gusty winds, swirling clouds and a show-stopping gunmetal sky at sunset. A high of 36F. It’s as if the year has decided to get going after a quite gloomy, pensive beginning.
The first day of both a year and a decade is still and quiet with snow remaining only on the peaks. Overcast with a high of 32F.