trees, flowers &/or other plant life

The Call of the Wild

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


a little on the rainy side

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


arctic willow after the rain

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


early morning blooms

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


spring buds, breezy day

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


como conservatory

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


Japanese Garden, Como Park

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