Bah humbug! It's not a phrase I use very often, but one that fit my mood. Imagine being dressed in a huge, bright yellow rain suit with muck boots to your knees and a floppy rain hat pulled down over your ears - looking very much like a gigantic No. 2 pencil - in mid-December. What's going on here? Where's my snow? I should be on my snowshoes, bundled in my heavy winter coat trudging through knee-deep snow on my first hike at the Loomis Goose Creek Wetland Preserve. Yet, despite the quirky weather, I had an amazing time exploring this jewel on the shores of Chautauqua Lake.