spring

Minneapolis, 27 May 2020

 

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


Speedhound

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Song of the day, Simon and Garfunkel, The 59th Street Bridge Song


Record Store Day, Hymie’s Vintage Records

Song of the day, Nina Simone, Mississippi Goddam


March, 2018

Song of the day: Kansas Joe McCoy, Evil Devil Woman Blues


march morning moon

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


March Moon

Song of the day, Cat Stevens, Moonshadow


It’s a Ray!

 

Song of the Day: the Rolling Stones, Not Fade Away


mid-march moon

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


the lost glove

 

Song of the day: Fine Young Cannibals, Good Thing


Sláinte

Song of the day: The Cranberries, Dreams


centering stone

Song of the Day: Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie, and Eraldo Bernocchi, Winter Garden


Eaglet

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



springtime and blackbird

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


One from the archives, march 2012, Gotham City

Yesterday’s Phenology: A nice sunny warm dry day. And a bit breezy. And everything is pretty green again

Song of the day: The Vogues, Five O’Clock World


early morning blackbird

Yesterday’s Phenology: More sun, more warm. Late afternoon clouds. Lots of little branches littering the ground because of the storms and the wind. No rain tonight, though.

Song of the day: Sonny Rollins Trio, Weaver of Dreams


morning blossom

Yesterday’s Phenology: Largely warm and steamy. 80s? Sunny? Waiting on the next thunderstorm, which I believe is scheduled to arrive in an hour or two.

Song of the day: Los Lobos, Saint Behind the Glass


off they go…

Yesterday’s Phenology: a warmish morning, followed by gathering clouds in the afternoon, followed by thunderstorm, followed by cool damp evening. Nice! My phenology reports are seriously hampered by being locked in the office all day. (okay, I’m not actually locked in all day.) However I did note little tiny baby raspberries on the raspberry bushes today.

Song of the day: Los Lobos, When the Circus comes to Town


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


ms. redwing blackbird

Yesterday’s Phenology: Sunny, clear, very warm, perhaps even hot out in the sun. Not so bad in the shade. A perfect evening to sit outside at the Sea Salt restaurant, enjoying a nice dinner and a delicious beer.

Song of the day: Miles Davis, Summer Night


the greenest green

Yesterday’s Phenology: A nice cool (50ish) morning. An overabundance of sun throughout the day. the goslings are gosling about the pond, they are surprisingly big, teen goslings, practically. Where does the time go? Tick Tock Tick Tock. Soon it will be fall again, the leaves now green will be dry and blown about by the chill north wind. Today, though, it’s teen goslings frolicking in the shady grass by the pond.

Song of the day: Cat Stevens, Morning has Broken


another morning blossom

Yesterday’s Phenology: 89 degrees. Need I say more? Sunny and unpleasantly warm. What can you do? It’s June. A few small passing rain showers in the evening, didn’t seem to cool things off much.

Song of the day: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help from My Friends


red-winged black bird

Yesterday’s Phenology: Summer. Upper 70s and sunny. May was cooler than average – the first month that was cooler than average after a string of 18 warmer than average months. I expect we will be starting another string of warmer than average months in the very near future.

Song of the day: Jerry Lee Lewis, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On


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