One of the nice things about this cold spell we’ve been suffering through is that I’ve been able to watch the MOON waning. My new iPhone, which I bought the second day it was available in Vermont (1/16/09), offers a weather page that shows the phase of the moon at the top. Starting today, which is the day I learned how the weather option works, I’ve been watching both the real and virtual moon waning toward a crescent. New moon scheduled for 1/26.

The 1/19/09 Burlington Free Press ran a short piece on the BALD EAGLE that’s been hanging out at the Intervale Compost area. “Baldy” has visited each year for the past past four winters, staying for two to three months. He was spotted early in January this year.