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January 1, 2012

This is January 1st?

Filed under: Walking the Dogs — Karma @ 4:04 pm
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Not that I am complaining, mind you, but I do wonder what the heck is going on around here.  Check out the temperature here today:

Nearly 50° F in Massachusetts on January 1st!  And the sun was shining too!  Thanks very much for the Happy New Year, Mama Nature… you aren’t just trying to soften me up for what you really have in store for me later, are you?  No, no, I shall not look a gifthorse in the mouth; instead, I shall take the poochachos for a walk.  Want to come along?


Blue skies and puffy clouds along the powerlines today


Sunshiney ice crunching and melting under the dogs’ steps

Puffy weed (is that her majesty Queen Anne?  I’m afraid I don’t recognize HRH in wintertime) in the shadow of a happy dog’s open mouth

My days of no school, no schedule leisure are quickly coming to an end.  I was so happy for this warm little walk for the dogs and me.  Our last day off is tomorrow, and my Christmas tree and village are still standing.  Waiting to see if the spirit moves me to take them down or let them be for a little bit longer.  How did you spend your New Year’s Day?


  1. I agree, the weather is doing funny things. It was 80 degrees yesterday here in San Angelo. Happy New Year to you, Karen.

    Comment by Bob Zeller — January 1, 2012 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

    • Ah, 80 degrees! We won’t be seeing that temperature around here for a long time!

      Comment by Karma — January 2, 2012 @ 9:04 am | Reply

  2. Here on the coast of Nova Scotia, it was mild too. I ran the dogs and did a bit of work in the garden. The ground isn’t frozen yet, but it’s sodden from all the rain.

    That’s not Queen Anne’s lace. It tends to look like fireworks when it’s dried.

    Thanks for letting me tag along on the walk. Next time, can I bring my dogs ?

    Comment by Sybil — January 1, 2012 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

    • It would be lovely to walk the dogs together Sybil – they just love a doggy playdate! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — January 2, 2012 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  3. We walked too, up into the orchard. It was an amazing day! I took lots of pictures (of course) and will have a post up soon!

    p.s. Did you see tomorrow’s lows? Payback time.

    Comment by Becky Sue — January 2, 2012 @ 8:52 am | Reply

    • I did see tomorrow’s highs – in the 20’s – YIKES! Makes me nervous to check the lows. 😦

      Comment by Karma — January 2, 2012 @ 9:07 am | Reply

  4. While our temps are warmer than normal, they are not that warm. Just chilly enough to make me prefer inside. My New Years day was spent watching football and doing laundry. Pretty much what today will be too.

    Comment by Carol — January 2, 2012 @ 10:58 am | Reply

    • I’m afraid our warmer temps are disappearing for a while starting tomorrow. Glad I got to enjoy them.

      Comment by Karma — January 2, 2012 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

  5. I am preferring your weather to our weather, Karma. OK, maybe it does look pretty when it snows, but I’ve got to have courage to make it to the mailbox.

    Comment by Kathy — January 2, 2012 @ 11:07 am | Reply

    • Those ripping winds that make it so nasty cold are what I dislike most about the season. I actually wouldn’t mind just a little snow (nothing major) – just enough to make things look pretty.

      Comment by Karma — January 2, 2012 @ 7:14 pm | Reply

  6. Looks like dried goldenrod to me. Queen Anne’s Lace is more star-like and lacy, even when dried.

    Your walk and weather look wonderful. It snowed here last night, and the lake effect snow squalls are moving in and out today. They’re forecasting 8-12 inches, but that could go either way, as usual.

    Comment by Robin — January 2, 2012 @ 11:29 am | Reply

    • Still no “winter” snow in these parts! Just the crazy “autumn” snow this past November.
      Yes, goldenrod is probably right. There was lots of it at the end of summer.

      Comment by Karma — January 2, 2012 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

  7. I spent most of New Year’s Day in bed, reading, except for a quick trip to Walmart, and then roasting chicken sausages over a fire in the back yard for dinner.
    (Sounds like I need to visit Kathy or Robin 😉 )

    Comment by TheDailyClick — January 2, 2012 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

    • I actually cooked outside last night too! Sirloin tips on the grill – I made the most of that weather yesterday!

      Comment by Karma — January 2, 2012 @ 7:17 pm | Reply

  8. Watch out. We have 20’s and wind and snow…and it’s headed your way! Sorry.

    Comment by Dawn — January 2, 2012 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

    • No snow yet! Whew! (cold and windy though.. 😦 )

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2012 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  9. I wanted to cook outside on New Years Eve but the drenching rain stopped me. We did have lovely temperatures on Cape Cod though.

    Comment by Trish Dinsmore — January 2, 2012 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

    • I wonder if your lovely temperatures have blown away too!

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2012 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

  10. We had nice weather on New Year’s Day, too. Today, we have lake effect snow. Winter may have finally kicked in. 🙂

    I spent New Year’s Day saying goodbye to my oldest daughter who returned to her life in the Dakotas, going through my closet and replacing old with new and watching some NFL football. It was a good way to start the year.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — January 3, 2012 @ 4:55 pm | Reply

    • So do you have accumulated snow on the ground now? Still nuthin here – not that I’m complaining!

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2012 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

  11. No complaints here on the warm weather that day since we were able to take down our outside decorations without freezing! I am certainly missing those temps today! Brrrr!

    Comment by milkayphoto — January 3, 2012 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

    • Yeah, we missed that nice little window for the outdoor decorations, darn it!

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2012 @ 7:50 pm | Reply

  12. Nice walk, thanks for taking us. Just heard on the radio that Tioga Pass in Yosemite (over the Sierras) has just set a record for how long it has been open in the “fall”. Typically the snow is so deep that it’s closed completely from roughly November through May. Which is funny, because this year it had one of the latest openings (June 18th, 4th latest since 1980 at least).

    Comment by Ellen Finch — January 3, 2012 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

    • The poochachos and I are always happy to share our walks. In fact, I just made it a new category here on the blog.

      Comment by Karma — January 5, 2012 @ 7:51 pm | Reply

  13. Almost 60 degrees today in central Indiana; around 50 in NE Illinois. This has been a very, very warm winter to date.

    Comment by kerryl29 — January 6, 2012 @ 2:45 pm | Reply

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