Yesterday’s Phenology: Another cool cloudy spring day. Temp just nudged up to 50 degrees. Blue Jays are looking at things very critically, these days. They are vainglorious posers who are never around when there is real work to be done, but they love to complain about things.
Well, maybe they are not all like that.
Song of the day: Harry James and his Orchestra, When Your Lover Has Gone
Yesterday’s Phenology: This has been a pretty nice spring! This morning, in the 40s. Maybe it got up into the 50s today. Rained a lot in the morning, cloudy afternoon, and then more rain and a bit of thunder in the evening. Big buds are opening up everywhere.
Song of the day: Count Basie and his Orchestra, One O’Clock Jump
Yesterday’s Phenology: a dusting of snow overnight made the morning bright and slippery. We took a late morning hike to the dogpark, and the sun came out and it was a beautiful January day there, for awhile. The temps skyrocketed up to break 40, and then the clouds moved in again and more precipitation, rain? snow? and more of the same tonight. There were rumors of eagles and owls at the dogpark, but no, none were seen. Saw a few crows, though, and bunny tracks in the new snow. And lots of dog tracks.
Song of the day: Bobbie Gentry, Ode to Billie Joe
Yesterday’s Phenology: Slipping slowly in to winter. A little colder. Cloudy. Snowflakes on top of the car this evening. Have I mentioned that winter is coming?
Song of the day: Curtis Mayfield, Superfly
Yesterday’s Phenology: Frost on the grass in the morning. A sunny cheerless day.
Song of the Day: Pete Seeger, This Land is Your Land
Yesterday’s Phenology: Okay. It was 20 degrees above average here yesterday. 68. 48. It was a perfect day except that it was in November. The temperature in Two Harbors hit 72. The MPR weather blog says that the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer is forecasting temperatures next week of 30 degrees above average in the arctic. I am having a hard time enjoying this. Tomorrow they are predicting 69, and I am going to get out for a bike ride. Maybe that will cheer me up. Maybe I’ll even see some phenology. A lot of trees are still full of very colorful leaves. It really is beautiful. And there are raspberries to pick. I guess we will take what comes.
Song of the day: Ella Fitzgerald, Too Darn Hot
Wings are a bit ragged on this little guy.
Yesterday’s phenology: Picture Perfect Fall Day (PPFD). Yesterday morning, on the way to work, I noticed some Christmas Lights had blossomed outside a house in Seward. This is probably the earliest occurrence I’ve ever seen of that. Global warming?
A murder of crows was pestering a hawk this morning outside of work. (Pictures later.) The hawk looked just Fed Up with the whole thing. CROWS! Bugger off!
This evening: leaf blowers! A special circle of hell has been reserved for the inventor of those infernal machines. Pretty early for those to be out, too.
Song of the day: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero.