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.
Yesterday’s Phenology: A nice thunderstorm rolled through yesterday evening and into the night, and the day following was cloudy with periods of rain and in about the 70s range. Nice. The evening cleared and turned sunny. Things are pretty quiet on the Phenology front. Nobody here is enjoying the warmth and the humidity.
Song of the day: The Mama’s and the Papa’s, Twelve-thirty
Yesterday’s Phenology: A sudden moment of nice weather. Cloudy all day, and the temperature peaked I think in the upper 60s. Delightful. Noticed a couple of large sized birds flying together above the river early this morning. No idea what they were. Eagles? Possible, but too far away to say.
Song of the day: Tom Waits, Blue Valentines
Yesterday’s Phenology: Warmish and Humidish. Noticed a parade of Canadian Geese marching out of our parking lot at work and up the hill to the pond. It was as if a tour bus had pulled up and let them out. They rather seemed like they were going to work.
Song of the day: Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing
Yesterday’s Phenology: Warmish, but mostly cloudy, which kept it from being hotish, I suppose. Saw the usual birds, and a few interesting bugs that I couldn’t identify, other than to say, coleoptra, probably. One of them may have been a youthful Japanese beetle. I bet.
Song of the day: The Mamas & The Papas, Monday Monday
Yesterday’s Phenology: Sunny Summer Day. There were any number of clouds up there, but they avoided the sun, mostly, as much as they could. Can’t blame them. The sun is pretty darn warm. There was a bit of a northwesterly wind on my bike ride, which made the ride home a bit easier, and the wind picked up a bit later, as we visited the dog park in Hastings. Herons and egrets flying about. Not an awful day. Just a bit warm.
Song of the day: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, with Betty Roche, Take the “A” Train
Yesterday’s Phenology: A much nicer day, cooler, 80s, and much less humid. Geese and egrets enjoying the pond in Maplewood.
Song of the day: Eric Burdon and The Animals, San Franciscan Nights
Song of the day: John Mellencamp, Pink Houses
Yesterday’s Phenology: Another Sunny and overly-warm day. Just for the record, June was 2.4 degrees warmer than average. However, yesterday, nice morning for a dog walk, in the shade of the tall river trees. Got up to 81 during the afternoon. Not so bad, I guess.
Song of the day: the Grateful Dead, U.S. Blues
Yesterday’s Phenology: Bright and painfully sunny initially, then a bunch of big clouds moved in, then overcast, then partly sunny. Thought it might rain at some point, but, disappointment, no. Temp in the mid 70s, though warmer in the car. Saw a lot of bald eagles as we drove down river to Maiden Rock, over the river and over the Wisconsin bluffs, and a few herons, and a red-tailed hawk, possibly. Good day for flying, I guess.
Song of the day: Temptations, My Girl, Get Ready
Yesterday’s Phenology: Fifty-one degrees when I got up; not your usual late June weather in this part of Minnesota. And it was a cool and partly cloudy day, in the low 70s. Saw quite a few dogs out walking their people this evening, after dinner.
Song of the day: Eric Burdon and the Animals, Monterey
Yesterday’s Phenology: In the upper 50s at the beginning of the day, and probably didn’t crack the 70s. A few little passing thundershowers, but the day was mostly just cool and breezy and cloudy. Lot’s o’ wee bunnies hoppin’ about, enjoying the north-shore weather.
Song of the Day: Malcolm Dalglish, Gray Larson, Banish Misfortune
Yesterday’s Phenology: A bit warmer today, and maybe a bit sunnier? Was this the second longest day of the year? 15 hours and 37 minutes of daylight, according to the US Navy Observatory. Very nice. Much appreciated, after those long cold winter nights. But, of course, we’ve turned the corner now…
Song of the day: War, Slippin’ Into Darkness