Retired teacher Larry Weber, a Barnum resident, is the author of several books, including “Butterflies of the North Woods,” “Spiders of the North Woods,” “Webwood” and “In a Patch of Goldenrods.” Contact him c/o Katie Rohman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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When it comes to weather, April is a month that can run the gamut.
Walking between 6 and 7 a.m. for the last couple of weeks has been a delight. Though cold and dark, the walks have been anything but disappointing.
Like a couple of the previous months, March showed quite a difference between the first half and the second.
As we exit the 31 days of March, we can look back on a month that gave us the vernal equinox – the first day of spring – but much of the time, it seemed more like winter.
As we approach the vernal equinox – the first day of spring – most of us look forward to the new season, whether we are winter weary or not.
For many years, March was considered the month of the most snowfall.
The first two months of this year gave us much to remember.
The second half of January was quite different from the first half and gave us some winter weather to remember.
Daylight rapidly gets longer as we go through February. Last week, we passed 10 hours for the first time since early November and by the end of this short month, we will have a full 11 hours of daylight, moving toward the vernal equinox in March.
January was certainly was a month to remember.