|New Zealand school bus signals keeping kids safe! NV buses have stop signs, flashing lights and lots of markings.|
The leaves are starting to turn to gold on the cottonwood trees. What happened to summer? Yellow lights flash in school zones as a reminder to slow down to 15 mph. Orange buses trundle through the neighborhoods to pick up sleepy kids getting into the swing of classes.
Weather specialists are forecasting a wet, wet winter. The discussion on snow vs. rain is still on the table as the experts decide whether we will have stacks of snow by October or not until January, if at all.
|Winter 2015 Will it rain..|
The fruitless mulberry tree out front holds its deep green leaves the longest. A deep November frost usually freezes them all and drops them to the ground overnight.
|The first hard freeze of fall knocks the leaves off all at once.|
I’m preparing for a long, hard winter. I’ll have one stack of wood near the house without being a fire hazard, and replenish it from the stack against the far fence. The signs point to days of being snowbound without power and cooking on the woodstove. I thrive on sunshine, so a mild winter is okay with me.
|This stack is close to the house so we don't have to venture far in the freezing temperatures.|
What is the winter forecast for your area? Is there anything special you do so you’re ready to face it?