A Walk in the Woods

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Has spring sprung?

  Is it truly ever spring? It seems like as soon as the last snowflake melts, the summer heat gets switched on. The calendar marked…


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Name dropping

Snowdrops or snowflakes? That is the question. Or at least it was the subject of a story by Nancy Brachey in The Charlotte Observer. After…


Snowdrops under a dusting of snow.

Ups and downs

The region’s weather could be described as unsettled at best. Temperatures climb and fall. Precipitation comes as rain and snow and sometimes even with a…


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Springing forward?

Recent warm weather has some spring flowers peeking out and has raised the hopes of some that spring is just around the corner. Over the…


Sherman makes the jump

Clearing the creek

Recent rains and snowmelt have made the small creek difficult to cross without getting one’s feet wet. What normally is a slight stream with no…


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Winter returns

  The region saw a return to winter this past weekend and a certain Saint Bernard is thrilled with the current forecast. In fact, much…


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January Thaw?

With no snow on the ground and temperatures well above normal, area residents may wonder if this is what is called a January Thaw or…



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A deer photo

Kelly Daugherty of Oil City wanted to share this photo of deer she took a few years ago in February. Daugherty thought this picture might…



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Winter birds

It is often said that bad weather leads to good birding or at least better sightings of birds. Winter weather often makes birds flock to…


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Snowy scenery

Snowy scenery was all around just a few days before the new year started. Trees, fields and the like received a generous coating of snow…


Colored lights are seen on a neighbor's spruce tree.

Christmas sparkle

Christmas lights seem to shine a little brighter at night and several of the Applegate pets don their holiday hats. Merry Christmas and a Happy…



Kennedy checks out the snowy pond.

Sauntering in the snow

The recent snow fall has left some giddy about the possibility of a white Christmas and others grumbling about clearing drives and walkways. It has…



Kennedy enjoys breakfast on a foggy morning last week.

Gray days

A recent stretch of gray days has left some of us wondering just when the sun will appear again. The forecast for the rest of…



Sherman makes his way around a Pinegrove Township pond.

Fall fog

This week, the fog rolled in as Jack Frost kept his grip on the icy autumn mornings. Monday morning brought the first skiff of ice…


Only the leaves on the oak trees remain.

The mighty oak

Last week seemed like the time for the area oak trees to shine. Their rusty gold and burgundy colors  stretched to the sky as they…