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Song of the day, Simon and Garfunkel, The 59th Street Bridge Song


Record Store Day, Hymie’s Vintage Records

Song of the day, Nina Simone, Mississippi Goddam


Lake Street Bridge

 

Song of the day, Brian Eno, Music for Airports


alley, morning, and fog

Song of the day: Dizzy Gillespie, Tin Tin Deo


March, 2018

Song of the day: Kansas Joe McCoy, Evil Devil Woman Blues


Record Stores of the Twin Cities: Vintage Music Co, Minneapolis

 

Song of the day, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, Sixth Avenue Express


under the elm at powderhorn park

 

Song of the day: Seals and Crofts, Summer Breeze


boule, at Turtle Bread

Song of the day: My Bloody Valentine, Sometimes


mill city

Song of the week, John Lennon, Instant Karma


Top Important

Song of the day: Prokofiev, Troika

 


missing

Song of the day: The Chi-lites, Have You Seen Her?


8.17.16

Song of the day: Paul Simon, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes


need more of this…

Yesterday’s Phenology: What can you expect? Hot and mostly sunny. Mid 80s and humid. Big rainstorm last night went north and south of us. We stayed dry.

Song of the day: Patsy Cline, Walkin’ After Midnight


down to the dog park, at coldwater spring

Yesterday’s Phenology: A sunny day. Oppressively so. With a bit of a headwind, if you’re biking in an easterly direction, unpleasant if you’re tired and on your way home and going up hill. The garden flourishes, though. Kale and lettuce, baby cucumbers on the vine, and raspberries soon to make an appearance.

Song of the day: Jerry Jeff Walker, Desperados Waiting for the Train

 


monday morning blues

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another perfect day, partly sunny, with a high of maybe 70? A tad breezy, but just plain nice, really. Went to the dogpark, saw many dogs, including a deerhound that looked like a bit of a cross between a borzoi and an Irish Wolfhound. Saw a kingfisher kingfishing, and perhaps some mature redstarts flitting about in the trees.

Song of the day: Mississippi John Hurt, Monday Morning Blues


One from the archives, march 2012, Gotham City

Yesterday’s Phenology: A nice sunny warm dry day. And a bit breezy. And everything is pretty green again

Song of the day: The Vogues, Five O’Clock World


record-store day

Yesterday’s Phenology: A surprisingly nice day, after recent weather occurences, with sun, and blue sky, and reasonably warmish April temps. Wood ducks, mallards, and canadian geese all getting along around the pond. People could learn a thing or two from these water fowl.

Song of the day: Joe Cocker, With a Little Help From My Friends


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


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Yesterday’s Phenology: Woke up to a winter wonderland, with about an inch and a half of snow on the ground, and all the trees and bushes crowned with heavy white crowns. Snow was kind of spotty across the Twin Cities – it seemed like downtown St. Paul didn’t get any, and there was a dusting up in Maplewood. Just about freezing as I headed to work, but the sun came out in the afternoon and it warmed up to the low 50s. Saw about a dozen red-winged blackbirds showing off in a little tiny wetland on my way to work. After work I walked Flynn and saw a lot of little tiny blue flowers looking for pollinators. Springtime in Minnesota.

Song of the day: Grateful Dead, Estimated Prophet

 


Springy afternoon

Yesterday’s Phenology: A sunny start to the day, and a bit breezy. Sun glinting off the choppy waters of the Mississippi as I biked over the Lake Street Bridge. A couple hours later it had clouded over a bit, which kept the temperature down a bit. It was a cool tail-wind as I rode west back across the bridge. Robins squabbling in the yard this morning, and crocus blooming in the yard, and tulips coming up. Everything is happening fast. Snow drops persisting. Trees are budding out, but not much in the way of leaves yet. Cardinals calling each other. All sorts of birds about now.

Song of the day: Talking Heads, No Compassion


N 2nd Ave, downtown Minneapolis

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another nice April day. Sunny and just over 60. Trees are getting fat with buds.¬†Forsythia starting to bloom. Little snowdrops finally fading, they lasted a long time this spring. Green shoots popping up everywhere. Cardinals singing spring songs like crazy. Robins everywhere. Where are the crows? Haven’t seen many lately. North for the summer? As of yet, I haven’t seen much insect life. Perhaps I just haven’t noticed.

Song of the day: Petula Clark, Downtown



the Ritz Theater, Mpls, Peter the Starcatcher

Yesterday’s Phenology: Back into the 40s, and back into the clouds. Overcast, calm, looked like it wanted to rain. Another month of above average temperatures. That’s 19 months in a row, here, that we’ve had above average temperatures.

Song of the day: Harry Richman, Putting on the Ritz

 


a great escape

Yesterday’s Phenology: Plenty to like. Got up to 64 in the late afternoon. The morning was cooler, with frost on the ground and steam rising up off the pond. Red Winged blackbirds were singing it up this morning. Urban wildlife seen wearing shorts and t-shirts.

Song of the Day: The Five Stairsteps, Ooh Child