Archive for April, 2017

buds

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another delightful day of overcast sky and wet coldness. Rained during the night and rained during the morning and I’m SO glad that we didn’t get the freezing variety of rain that they received up Nort. Thank you very much. Things are very much green, but it turned colder during the day, and is 37 as I get ready for bed. Snow in April and May is certainly not unusual.

Song of the day: Lesley Gore, You Don’t Own Me


little miracles

Yesterday’s Phenology: A delightful day. Overcast and cooler. Rain arrived on schedule, a little misting rain at first, and then a regular steady rain, and then more rain. Eskimos have 50 words for snow. I wonder if they have 50 words for rain in the tropics? Anyway, what we have here is a “soaker.” A nice gentle rain that lasts a long time. Just what Dr. Spring ordered.

Song of the day: the Beatles, Rain


early morning fog

Yesterday’s Phenology: In the upper 40s in the early morning, a bit chilly on the bike. Warmed up a bit as day wore on , but still, mostly cloudy and cool, with some gusty breezes.

Song of the day: the Beatles, Hey Jude


Sunday (aka Dog Park Day)

Yesterday’s Phenology: A nice day. Upper 60s, perhaps, with hazy cloudy sunny sky. Mostly cloudy I guess. Tulips are blooming here and there, but not yet in our yard. Saw a young bald eagle sitting on a tree with it’s mother at the Dog Park. Mom flew off to find food. Eaglet looked annoyed.

Song of the day: the Beatles, It’s a Hard Day’s Night


Silvertone

Yesterday’s Phenology: Picture perfect day. Upper 60s and sunny. Visited Eloise Butler wildflower garden. I won’t go into details, but many little wildflowers are up and open for business. You’ll see some pictures soon.

Song of the day: MeadeLux Lewis, Honky Tonk Train Blues


Dine / Dance

Yesterday’s Phenology: Sunny and warmish — though the day did start off with scraping ice off the windshield. But, a momentary disappointment. The day improved. The sun warmed. Wood ducks waddle by the pond. Geese pout by the paths, all surly and annoyed. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a cheery Canadian Goose. They are malcontents.

Song of the day, Petula Clark, I Know a Place


big bike bug

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another cool cloudy spring day. Temp just nudged up to 50 degrees. Blue Jays are looking at things very critically, these days. They are vainglorious posers who are never around when there is real work to be done, but they love to complain about things.
Well, maybe they are not all like that.

Song of the day: Harry James and his Orchestra, When Your Lover Has Gone