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Review of the First Month of the Year – January 2020

The snowy back yard on January 1, 2020

My New Year’s Resolution is to keep a better record of the weather, and the changes in the garden over 2020. We enter the year with a snow covered garden.

The front garden melting

By January 12, 2020 the back and front gardens are melting, melting, melting.

A typical flood scene

Of course, snow will melt, but we did not expect so much melting this quickly by January 17, 2020 Note the flooding on the north side of the garden.

Pruned sycamores on January 20, 2020

Although there had been more snow, the town workers went around pruning trees and protecting our power wires. Our 100 year old sycamore is on the left.

February 1, 2010

I forgot to take a picture on January 31, but there was little change on the first day of February. The weather has been mild with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. No flooding is visible. And as I write this I can announce that Punxatawny Phil has promised an early spring.  The temperature at this moment is 43 degrees.