nature

Minneapolis, 27 May 2020

 

Song of the day, Erik Satie, Gnossienne No. 4


January: The Dog Course

Song of the day: Bruce Cockburn, High Winds, White Sky

Today’s Phenology: Temperature hovering around freezing for the last several days, leading to minor snow melt and some ice in places. Sun is neglecting us. Landscape is varying shades of white. Foxes and/or coyotes spotted on neighborhood security cameras. Many bunny tracks in the yard. Eagle spotted riding the winds over the river, looking for dinner. Crows dominate the bare trees. A damp cold that creeps into your bones. Sunday evening always feels like sunday evening, a school night, the end of control over time. The clock is ticking.


Kestrel

 

Song of the day: Grateful Dead, Bird Song

Today’s Phenology: Gray start to the day. Then some sun. Then more gray. Freezing rain in the morning. Winter rules.


merry christmas!

picture is from a little video I shot in 2002, so long ago…

song of the day, Merv Griffin, Christmas City

today’s early morning phenology: gray skies, fog, 31 degrees, icy.


autumn drama

Song of the day, Nina Simone, Wild is the Wind

Phenological note: December thaw. 47 degrees today? Expect to see people out in their bermuda shorts and flip-flops. Our snow cover will be rapidly diminishing, and the ice houses out on Lake Pepin make me worry. I noticed that yesterday was a bit longer than the day before, so things are looking up, and the optimists among us consider December 22nd as the first true day of spring. Can baseball be far behind?


yet another north shore sunrise

Song of the day, Bruce Cockburn, Wondering Where the Lions Are


small wonders

song of the day, Beethoven 9, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti


sunny start

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

Phenology note: dark these days. And cold. This time of year, water will freeze solid if left outdoors unattended.


A superior sunrise – september

Life is good on the North Shore.

Song of the day, Ravi Shankar & Yehudi Menuhin, Prabhati


lost heart

 

Song of the day, Chet Baker, My Funny Valentine


Lake Street Bridge

 

Song of the day, Brian Eno, Music for Airports


march morning moon

Song of the day, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Bad Moon Rising


under the elm at powderhorn park

 

Song of the day: Seals and Crofts, Summer Breeze


March Moon

Song of the day, Cat Stevens, Moonshadow


mid-march moon

Song of the day: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bad Moon Rising


July 2017 – Halloween Pennant

Song of the day: Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell, Summertime


the lost glove

 

Song of the day: Fine Young Cannibals, Good Thing


morning glory, fall 2017

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


summer 2017 – Kingfisher

 

Song of the day: Randy Newman, Kingfish


mill city

Song of the week, John Lennon, Instant Karma


2018 arrives

Song of the day: The Beatles, Two of Us


adios, 2017

Song of the day: Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, Auld Lang Syne


tettegouche, where the river meets the lake

Song of the day: Warrior Meditation, Shakuhachi and the Sea


there are wild things in them woods

Song of the day: The Troggs, Wild Thing