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crow party

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Yesterday’s Phenology: Well, I don’t have much to tell, being stuck in my cube all day. No frost on the windshield in the morning. Seemed sunny out, from what I could tell. I oughta get out more, I guess. The days are lengthening out nicely, I should make mention of that, how nice it is to drive to work in the early dawn light, and come home and it’s still light out. Makes a big difference. Well, makes a bit of difference.

Song of the day: Meade “Lux” Lewis, Yancey Special


monday at the dogpark

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Yesterday’s Phenology: Cold. Mostly due to the wind. Sunny bright. Got up into the low 20s today, but the wind brought it down by about 10 or so.

Song of the Day: The Shangri-Las, Remember (Walking in the Sand)


winter tree

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Yesterday’s Phenology: The temperatures been hovering between 32 and 33 for about the last 20 hours, and the sky has been overcast since 2016, it seems. But today seemed a bit colder than yesterday (and I guess it was a couple of degrees colder.) And they sky seemed darker and the gloom that landed with a thud on 20 January has only deepened. Occasional couples of geese fly over the house, headed for the river. They cheer me up, their pristine goosiness.

Song of the Day: John Lee Hooker, I’ll Never Get Out of These Blues Alive


the long shadow of winter

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Yesterdays Phenology: Another March day, with a dirty grey sky and temps that stayed in the mid-30’s all day long.
Saw some crows today.

Song of the Day: Bootsy Collins, If 6 Was 9


winter trees

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Yesterday’s Phenology: Again, a couple of inches of snow during the night, and a couple inches during the day, after which it cleared and got cold. Beautiful big moon in the sky tonight, but not officially “full” until tomorrow morning. Speaking unofficially, it’s full. It would have been a fine day to stay home and drink tea and have scones. I hope someone got to do that today.

Song of the Day: Talking Heads, This Must Be the Place


late afternoon snow scape

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Yesterday’s Phenology: A bit on the chilly side. -6 when I was on my way to work, with a -20+ wind chill. It crept up to about 2 degrees in the heat of the afternoon, and since has sunk down a bit. Sunny sometimes, cloudy later. I guess it didn’t matter much. The days are about 15 minutes longer now than they were, and it’s noticeable. Spring is just around the corner. The far corner. A ways off there in the distance.

Song of the Day: Tom Waits, Rain Dogs


Yak trax?

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Yesterday’s Phenology: Another gray flannel day in Minneapolis. Temperature hovered around 32 for most of the day, and it sort of drizzle-fogged in the afternoon. A little bit colder and it will be a bit icy out there. Saw a blue jay in our back yard birch tree today. Don’t see much of them around here. It’s said that they prefer oak trees and we are a few blocks away from the scattered oaks nearer the Mississippi. Perhaps our feeder food is not to their liking. Oh well.

Song of the day: Local Hero, Victor’s Song