Friday, December 11, 2015
What the heck is WITH this weather?! Sixty degrees today, and almost nearly that every day this week. I even found a whole row of the tiny white flower called Galinsoga blooming today, pushing up from a crack in the sidewalk. No doubt this warm weather is a boon to the throngs of Christmas shoppers I met crowding downtown Saratoga Springs today, but I don't like it. Sure, the warmth is more comfortable, but I worry about what it means for the plants and animals that in ordinary years would be settling down for the winter by now. They have evolved to do this. Don't they need their period of rest during the cold of winter? Ah well, what will be will be, and I can't do anything about it. But I sure hope the climate talks going on in Paris now bring about some real efforts to address climate change in meaningful ways.