Archive for May, 2017

Japanese Garden, Como Park

Yesterday’s Phenology: Perfect spring day; rain a bit in the morning, cool and cloudy throughout the day, with moments of rain or drizzle. Probably stayed in the 40s all day. Another good day for reading, bookstores, coffeeshops, and more reading.

Song of the day: Riley Lee, Sanctuary


crow

Yesterday’s Phenology: Rain, light rain, heavy rain, drizzle, mist, fog, rain, heavy rain, more rain, rain rain rain and more rain. It rained all day. The temp slowly climbed up through the 40s, and it was a bit breezy at times. A lot of rain. A nice morning to sit under the awning at Isles Bun and coffee, enjoy a scone and some coffee and watch the rain fall. Lots of very wet birds out there now, and a lot of unhappy worms. One thing’s for certain: more rain is predicted for tomorrow.

Song of the day: Bruce Springsteen, Streets of Fire


green pond

Yesterday’s Phenology: The temperature warmed up to the lower mid 50s today, and have kind of stayed there all day. It seems chillier. Overcast sky and a bit breezy. Perhaps it didn’t rain today. Not as far as I could tell. A pretty perfect spring day.

Song of the day: Fripp and Eno, Wind on the Water


spring rain

Yesterday’s phenology: A perfectly delightful day. After a night of rain, it rained a bit more during the day. Mostly overcast and cool and breezy. The temperature was 51 just after midnight, and has been dropping all day, and now it’s about 40. There were reports of snow up in Grand Marais, and there’s frost warnings north of the Twin Cities. Cool!

Song of the day: Sly and the Family Stone, Everybody is a Star


japanese garden, como conservatory

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another day of stormy skies and rain. Much too nice to spend at work, and yet, there we were. Nice thunderstorm in the evening, just after dinner.

Song of the day: Tom Waits, Make It Rain & Rain Dogs


spring pops up

Yesterday’s Phenology: I hear it’s been dry in Northern Ireland. Here, quite a bit of rain in the night, lightning and thunder, and then again yesterday morning, and then some sun, and then some more thunder and rain. Things are green and damp and it feels June-like, though change is in the wind. One thing’s for certain: more rain is predicted for tonight and tomorrow.

Song of the day: Classics IV, Stormy


where’s mama?

Yesterday’s Phenology: First, today’s picture is of the baby bald eagle we saw at the dog park a couple weeks ago. Mom has just flown off, probably to go grocery shopping. Yesterday was mostly a cooler day than I thought it would be. A cold front (not to get all meteorological on you) pushed through, and then the sky got really quite dark, and then it rained a bit. Then it cleared off in the later afternoon and got sunny, and now it’s cloudy again. I’ve noticed, whenever there is a news story on the radio about heavy rain or snow somewhere, 99% of the time the story ends with “…One thing’s for certain: more rain is predicted for tomorrow.” Things are bad, and things will be worse tomorrow. Such is the human condition. Back to you, Stan.
A work day, and a rainy one, and little wildlife was noted. Oh, there was the Bald eagle swooping over the River Road on my way home. Probably the one that lives in the neighborhood. I wonder if he’s got a name? What would be a suitable name? Something to think on.
Anyway. One thing’s for certain: more rain is predicted for tonight AND tomorrow.

Song of the day: Randy Newman, I Think It’s Going to Rain Today