It’s in the wind
Aug23

It’s in the wind

I was outside with Maddie (6) the other afternoon and there was a gentle breeze. “Daddy, doesn’t it smell like autumn?” she asked. And it did. In fact, I had just had the same sensation only didn’t mention it because what would a six-year-old know? Obviously much more than we give them credit for. And I dare say they may know more than we about the nuances of nature, like the change in seasons, or under which rock, and when  to find...

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Welcome to the land of temperature inversion
Oct28

Welcome to the land of temperature inversion

Autumn and /or spring in the Appalachians can turn your senses upside down. As the seasons change from warm to cool (autumn) or from cool to warm (spring) – before the atmosphere gets thoroughly mixed we often experience temperature inversion, where the cool, heavier air settles in the valleys and lowlands. A couple of mornings last week when the girls and I left our home (around 3,500 feet) for school the temp was in the mid 40s – by...

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