O snow, which sinks so light,
Brown earth is hid from sight
O soul, be thou as white as snow,
O snow, which falls so slow,
Dear earth quite warm below;
O heart, so keep thy glow
Beneath the snow. -Elgar
I’ve been reading your site for some time – really enjoy. I understand you’re a Cheddarhead like me? Grew up in northeastern Wis now living in southern Wis. Love this state and the fall & winter seasons. Beautiful, as in your photo.
Here in Spokane, Wa we’re pretty much snow free (had 2-3″ earlier this month.) Last year we had about 6′ (yeah, feet) of snow in a two week period, right about this time. I guess it was the 100 year storm, or something along those lines.
Merry Christmas Jeff, thanks for all your hard work over the last year. Please also pass along heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Id for putting up with it.
Enjoy the winter wonderland. My sister is attempting to visit her in-laws and is currently stranded at O’Hare, so she is also enjoying your Midwest weather. We’re muddling through here in California. Here is our vantage point as of about an hour ago. No snow for the kids, but no driveways to shovel either…
CLIMATEGATE Is it of any interest of what is said at: http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/open-letter/ by:
# 71; Tom Bombadil:
“That would mean the FOI zip file(at least the email portion) was packaged in the western hemisphere and shipped back overseas to GMT.”
Jeff have a relaxing time, and to the contributor of FOIA-Comment 10, and to all other visitors:
A Happy Holiday Season and a NEW YEAR 2010.
Merry Christmas Jeff and everyone. We’ll be celebrating with friends tomorrow after private unveiling of loot from Santa. Then it’s off to Steamboat for some holiday skiing (4 hour drive from my home).
Algore, wearing a white beard, hovering over Goldman Sachs in a massive chopper, dropping leaflets soliciting carbon trading–and then I woke up from a doze in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine in my hand.
Merry Christmas to you Jeff. I appreciate what you and the other talented skeptics have revealed about the lies and con men of global warming. I just hope that we skeptics as a group can keep the pressure on politicians and make the most of the fraud you guys have uncovered. And a very special Merry Christmas to whoever clipped the CRU emails! We can never repay you.
Great job, you collection of disgusting, non-consensus, Gorephobic, unscientific “lukewarmers” and deniers! I’m sure you all got a big lump of COAL in your stocking, and that you will burn it POSTHASTE, so it can release all it’s CO2 and help hasten the tipping point!!
Seriously, Jeff and friends: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
BTW, interestingly, there is absolutely no cheer or mention of Christmas at RC… Somehow, that is very fitting and understandable, in my world view.