It did end up snowing all day today, but it was in the 30s, a bearable temperature. And we only received about 5 inches, a tolerable amount. SO I suppose I can't really complain. I do live in Upstate NY, and it is March. This is the most miserable unpleasant time of year ever....just when you think we're out of the cold, we get a reminder that Mother Nature has control when she dumps more snow on us on Mothers Day.
The forecast today showed steadily rising temps. We should be hovering in the 30s and 40s this week, which is encouraging. It will allow me to get outside for longer amounts of time, and to start exploring the outdoors like I've missed doing the past 4 months.
On friday I have the extreme privelege of visiting a bear den with a mother bear and cub(s). I am allowed this experience through a class I'm taking @ FLCC, Black Bear Management, and a partnership we have with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in region 8.
I haven't really decided what to do with this blog yet, do I pick a position and preach about it? I'm a conservationist, environmentalist, animal-lover, liberal, etc etc, blah blah blah....I think I'll end up using this venue to share my amazing experiences with friends and family. I have had, and will continue to have some very lucky experiences in the out of doors...and I think this is how I'll share them.
Passe del Morro National Historic Site, Old San Juan, PR 1/11
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