Yesterday’s Phenology: Another perfect day, partly sunny, with a high of maybe 70? A tad breezy, but just plain nice, really. Went to the dogpark, saw many dogs, including a deerhound that looked like a bit of a cross between a borzoi and an Irish Wolfhound. Saw a kingfisher kingfishing, and perhaps some mature redstarts flitting about in the trees.
Song of the day: Mississippi John Hurt, Monday Morning Blues
Yesterday’s Phenology: Woke up to a winter wonderland, with about an inch and a half of snow on the ground, and all the trees and bushes crowned with heavy white crowns. Snow was kind of spotty across the Twin Cities – it seemed like downtown St. Paul didn’t get any, and there was a dusting up in Maplewood. Just about freezing as I headed to work, but the sun came out in the afternoon and it warmed up to the low 50s. Saw about a dozen red-winged blackbirds showing off in a little tiny wetland on my way to work. After work I walked Flynn and saw a lot of little tiny blue flowers looking for pollinators. Springtime in Minnesota.
Song of the day: Grateful Dead, Estimated Prophet
Yesterday’s Phenology. A November day. Chilly early on, sunny and not so bad in the afternoon, sunset as I got off work, dark and getting colder when I got home.
Song of the day: Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Yesterday’s Phenology: A cold brrreeezy day, with a 28 degree temp that stayed there all day. Cloudy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon. Noted a hawk riding the winds over south minneapolis. Must be cold up there!
Song of the day: The Who, Baba O’Riley