January 21, 2007

Let It Snow!

Finally it feels like winter here in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. It has been an unbelievably warm winter, if you can even call it that, with temperatures fluctuating in the 50's even up to the warm 70's! We haven't had a snow flake since the winter season "officially" started. Usually we would have had a couple of snow days by mid-January, but this is really been a different kind of winter. It was so warm that the cherry blossom tree in front of our house started blooming in December, which is not supposed to happen until March! I'm not an expert on global warming to say that that's the reason behind this warm up, but it definitely makes you wonder. According to the National Climatic Data Center, 2006 was the warmest year on record in the US and the 6th warmest year globally.

In any case, 2007 has arrived...let it snow let it snow let it snow! (but not too much dear God, I hate shoveling, and we Washingtonians are big babies when it comes to just an inch!)

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just a few days ago, the sun was setting on a warm afternoon. you can see the cherry blossom tree blooming.

and today...
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(click to enlarge)

and I just felt like topping it off with this video; too bad you can't feel the cold :)

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