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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


japanese garden, como park

Yesterday’s Phenology: Well, pretty darn nice. Got up to about 80 today, with a wee bit of breeze. A perfect day for working outside, dog walks, and a long bike ride. And a day off from work!

Song of the day: José Feliciano, Light My Fire


the morning call

Yesterday’s Phenology: A late spring day, or an early summer day? Sunny and temps in the upper 60s. Perfectly pleasant. The days seem incredibly long now. Still light out at quarter to nine!

Song of the day: Archie Bell and the Drells, Tighten Up


the crow flies over the moon

Yesterday’s Phenology: Pleasant enough. Cool and sunny morning. As the day wore on the offices warmed up. Had an afternoon meeting in a conference room that was a bit too warm. Don’t think we’ve hit air conditioning season yet, but it won’t be long now. Overcast in the evening, and now, as I prepare for bed, some lightning and thunder and, I assume, precipitation. Very pleasant hearing rain on the roof as one drifts off to sleep.

Song of the day: The Monkees, Daily Nightly


Spring Cardinal, Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

Yesterday’s Phenology: A very sunny and nice early part of the day, then clouded over later in the afternoon. Temp in the 60s. Saw a hairy (downy?) woodpecker in the park, pecking, and a egret swooped down oh-so-slowly-and-gracefully into the shallows of the pond. Also found a very very very young turtle, sitting on the path, looking over-warm. Carried him (or her) down to the pond, and he or she swam away, happy, I assume, to be back in the wet.

Song of the day: Joe Cocker, Feelin’ Alright


arborvitae cones

Yesterday’s Phenology: A pleasant spring day. Sunny and in the 50s. Perfectly nice. What more could you ask for? Beautiful evening for a dog walk, and walk we did, down to see the neighborhood bald eagle, sitting up in her tree, looking out over the river. Glowering. Many dogs about this evening, taking their people for walks. Clever dogs.

Song of the day: Johnny Rivers, Summer Rain


spring snow

Yesterday’s Phenology: We actually did get some snow yesterday. Mostly it rained a cold rain through the day, but in the mid afternoon the rain decided to turn to snow for a bit, and we had several million flakes come down on us. Nothing that stuck on the ground, however. But it was a pleasant enough day, rainy and cold and breezy and cloudy, and wet wet wet. Just like we like it.

Song of the day: Pete Seeger, L’Internationale