summer

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


one from the archives, june 2005, a little morning sparkle

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another Pretty Darn Nice Day (PDND). 70s? check, cloudy? check. cool nights? check. Perfect dog walking weather.

Song of the day: Donovan, Sunshine Superman


one from the archives, june 2008, pink and orange

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another beautiful summer day, with clouds, low humidity, temp in the 70s. A perfect day for not working, or what you will.

Song of the day: Mungo Jerry, In the Summertime


monday morning black-bird

Yesterday’s Phenology: A tad on the breeeeezy side, but let’s not quibble. Lots of clouds, and temps in the 70s, after a night with occasional rain. Almost perfect out there today, except for those biking into the wind.

Song of the day: Paul Simon, I Know what I Know


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


did someone say dog-park day?

Yesterday’s Phenology: An odd sort of day. Upper 70s in the early early morning, and windy. Wind from the Southwest, but mostly from the south, didn’t seem to impede the westward bike ride. Sunny most of the day, and peaked at about 95, which is hotter than we like it. Clouded up in the early evening a bit, but nothing came from it, and the wind faded. A lot of lawns and grassy fields are starting to turn brownish, and some parts of the state are in early drought conditions. I guess a week of 80 degree sun will do that. Not so long ago there was more water than we knew what to do with, and Minnehaha Falls is still at full roar. Lots of birds hanging around the yard today, due to a number of filled bird baths.

Song of the day: the Lovin’ Spoonful, Summer in the City


One from the archives: June 2010, Grand Opening

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another day of sunny hot, temp in the upper 80s. Clouded over in the evening, almost as if to rain, but I don’t think it will happen. Mysterious birds lurk in the trees.

Song of the day: Guys and Dolls, Fugue for the Tinhorns