February 1, 2018

January at Skylands and in the Surrounding Areas

We're expecting cloudy skies today at my Bedford, New York farm. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s to low 40s, so we won't be getting any snow, but it looks like we will get some rain this afternoon.

There has also been a lot of precipitation up at Skylands, my home on Mt. Desert Island in Maine. The area has gotten quite a bit of snow this winter, but also a lot of flooding rains followed by sub-zero temperatures which have left ponds and trails frozen. In fact, many Maine residents have been seen ice skating through the forest trees and across marshy land at Acadia National Park - a rare treat this year. Cheryl Dulong, who works at Skylands, keeps me updated by sending photographs whenever she can. Recently, she sent me this selection of beautiful winter images - enjoy.

How is the weather where you live? Share your observations with me in the comments section below.