Imbolc Woodpecker Moon
OK. So, there was this place that used to have winter but had it replaced by a season of cloudy skies and what passes for cold in the southern states. Then, that season ended and summer began. Minnesota 2011-2012
Not kidding. It’s 60 degrees here today, March 11th. And this doesn’t seem to be an aberration, the temps go like this for highs: 59, 65, 70, 67, 68. And that gets us through Friday. It may throw the bee season into a conundrum since my package bees don’t arrive until mid-April and the bloom cycle could be accelerated by as much as a month.
This is also a year when I didn’t start any vegetables. Not a one. We moved the hydroponics into the garage for storage so we could consolidate the dog crates in one place. I imagine the places I buy plants will have used the same calendar as usual and we could waste a month or so of available warmer weather. In other words we could have a growing season up to 6 weeks longer than normal. But we’re not ready for it and won’t be.
The Great Wheel continues to turn, but the holidays may usher in different weather than usual. Climate change is well under way. I hope the climate change deniers have a ringside seat in hell to the catastrophe they’ve created. I know, that sounds extreme, but I mean it.
The deniers will not and never could change the basic science behind global warming, all they could ever do was slow down humanity’s response to it, a slowing down that amounts to a criminal act, a felony against generations yet to be born. They need to be held responsible for their greedy, stupid, infantile actions.
But they probably won’t be. They’ll die off before the worst of it hits. That’s why I hope hell has a special viewing room for these shrunken souls.
Would you like me to tell you what I really believe?