Life is good on the North Shore.
Song of the day, Ravi Shankar & Yehudi Menuhin, Prabhati
Yesterday’s Phenology: Another summer day. High in the upper 80s, 90% sunny, maybe a bit humid, a tiny breeze. Water level on the Mississippi is very down, with lots of beach to walk on. Lots of wildflowers in the prairie are blooming, so says the weatherguide calendar, and I can verify, the small patch of “prairie” that I bike through is all abloom, very pretty.
Song of the Day: Arlo Guthrie, Walkin’ Down the Line
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: 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
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 of a front moved through. Or something. Anyway it started raining in the early morning and rained most of the day. A good soaking.
Song of the day: Los Lobos, Will the Wolf Survive
Yesterday’s Phenology: Another day in the mid 80s, mostly overcast, a little muggy. Stopped by the redwinged blackbird nesting area before work, and there was quite a lot of activity. Young birds testing their wings? Also happened upon a Pileated Woodpecker, a nice surprise.
Song of the day: Tom Waits, Somewhere
Yesterday’s Phenology: It was cooler and cloudy in the morning, perhaps in the 70s. The big thunderstorm hit at about 9 or so… just as we were making our way back to the car at the dog park. It got very very dark, and it rained very very hard, and we got to the car just as the hail started. It rained much of the morning, then was cloudy and cooler and much nice through the rest of the day, with periods of rain, temps in the 60s and 70s. Should green things up a bit.
Song of the day: Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain
Yesterday’s Phenology: More typical late-spring weather returns: sunny and I think 75 today. Fortunately I worked through most of that, and didn’t have to deal with the glare and the heat of the day. A cooler evening, very suitable for dog-walking and sitting-out-side-beer-drinking.
Song of the day: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Summertime
Yesterday’s Phenology: A very nice day, mostly cloudy, with occasional showers and a high temp right about 64. And breezy! No complaints.
Song of the day: Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, CC Rider, Jenny Take a Ride
Yesterday’s Phenology: Sunny and cool in the morning, in the 40s. Got up to the upper 60s in the afternoon, and passing showers that didn’t rain much around me. Drove through the Highland neighborhood after work. They must spend considerable time and money on dandelion poison, as there were nothing but pristine green lawns, block after block.
Song of the day: Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
Yesterday’s Phenology: Perfect spring day; rain a bit in the morning, cool and cloudy throughout the day, with moments of rain or drizzle. Probably stayed in the 40s all day. Another good day for reading, bookstores, coffeeshops, and more reading.
Song of the day: Riley Lee, Sanctuary
Yesterday’s Phenology: Alas. A bright warm sunny day. A bit too bright, too warm, too sunny for my liking. Temp ventured up into the low 80s, I believe. A beautiful morning for the farmer’s market, and an okay day for a bike ride. Nicer after sun-down, though.
Song of the day: Joni Mitchell, Both Sides Now