minnesota but not metro area

west branch, baptism river, after the big rain

Song of the day: Cowboy Junkies, Blue Guitar

Advertisements

Tettegouche State Park, on the hike to Shovel Point, on a pretty nice day

Song of the day: Stranger Than Fiction, Wreckless Eric, Whole Wide World


on vacation

Song of the week: Talking Heads, This Must be the Place


Vermillion Falls, Hastings

Song of the day, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Didn’t it Rain


redwing, and barn bluff

bb-c-fr-mtpmcg102816-sm-3093

Yesterday’s phenology: a damp cold. A damp gray cold. A damp gray rainy cold. Sparrows and geese and a single flashing blue jay that swooped by on our way to the dog park.

Song of the day: Carole King – (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman


1160, Redwing

doorway-d-fr-mtpmcg102816-sm-3130

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another grey day hovering just over the ice line, 33, 34 degrees, mixed precipitation. This is suitably November-like weather. High of 35, 2 degrees below normal.

Song of the day: Aretha Franklin, (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman


leaf, redwing

leaf-d-fr-mtpmcg102816-sm-3094

Yesterday’s Phenology: a good day to be in-doors, even if at work. What they call “a wintery mix.” Rain, sleet, freezing rain, snow fell in varying degrees all day long, while the temperature hovered at about 33 degrees. A bit of slushy accumulation, slippery spots in the roads. Mostly people drove sensibly. (Though more sensible to not go anywhere.) Tonight they are predicting more of the same, though perhaps a bit more on the snow end of the spectrum. Where’s the shovel?

Song of the day: Aretha Franklin, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman