Friday, December 25, 2015

Unusual Weather

In the Park

I went walking yesterday with my coat flung wide open, no hat, no gloves in balmy temperatures. While it felt nice, it did not feel right.

Crazy Weather for December

For my American friends: 15°C is about 59°F - shattering the previous record of 8.3°C for this date. Christmas? It felt more like a spring holiday. It is not just today's temperatures that feel different. Although we have had green Christmases before, there has always been snow before, even if it all melted again. We have not had more that a few flurries which never lasted more than a few hours.

Fat Squirrel

The squirrels have been taking advantage of the weather to keep eating and put on a little more weight. One article I read suggested that we may have a plethora of squirrels in the spring due to fewer deaths over the winter with their extra stores of fat. This then will result in a bumper crop of babies.

Snow is coming but the forecast is for a mild winter.

Wishing all my friends a happy holiday. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it! Wishing all a happy, healthy time full of family, friends, fun, laughter and love.


  1. Good post...
    Wishing you too merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous new year in advance :)

  2. Dear Susan - The sky is so magically blue and looks indicating coming of spring and the squirrel is so adorable. Here in Nara, the highest temperature is hovering 10-15 degrees C these days, which is usual winter for me, but it is interrupted regularly by the Indian Summer days (the highest nears 20) for a couple of days. Difficult for me to adjust myself to the sudden big temperature difference. Hope you had a heartwarming Christmas and wish you a peaceful, healthy New Year.