The Warming

This is a very warm autumn for the Adirondacks.  It was a very warm summer and they have been for quite some time.  We have seen new insects, birds and an new abundance of animals in the forest that use to die off from the harsh winters.

My morning walks start at 40 degrees and usually end up close or into the 50’s.  This week now through Sunday every day in the 50’s.  They are usually making snow on Whiteface Mountain at this time of year for the Thanksgiving opening.  Last year they managed one trail on Thanksgiving.

It’s unsettling only because of the unknown.  Like a Stephen King book.  It’s an innate fear that is in everyone, because we like to know.  We, as humans, have created a Scientific Method from the brains that God bestowed on us, (if you believe in that).  As a result these brains can deduce logical conclusions from accurate data we have recorded.

Data has told us about the hottest years on record, every year now is breaking the last year it was the hottest and 2016 is going to be hotter than 2015.

Have you ever been in an earthquake.  It’s like wondering…..”just how bad is this going to get”….. whew! and then it subsides, luckily.

That’s the way this is…..every year getting warmer….when does it stop?  When we are like Venus?

It just comes to mind because of the election.  Elections sure do have consequences.  I know the Republican Platform is against the man-made causes of climate change and so we will probably see all the good work of the past get erased.

I know their argument, “regulations on the environment are costing businesses money”, and that is the only argument that they put forth.  It has to do with money… people…no us.


Canadian Geese stay way into the winter now, last year this lake didn’t freeze.  We use to ice skate on this lake after a Thanksgiving meal.


Every year I have to admire the Milkweed.  The delicate nature of their seed wings are ready to grab the next breeze.

Hey I’m 68, I’ve lived an amazing life as an artist and business person, But I worry about my Grandson Zane and my Grand Nephews and Nieces, what if this yearly increase in temperature doesn’t stop?