Posts tagged “flowers &/or other plant life

early morning, walking to the dog park

Song of the day: Miyata Kohachiro, Honshirabe


thistle

Song of the day, Mumford and Sons, Thistles and Weeds


summer raspberry

Song of the day: Bach, Prelude from Cello Sonata No. 1, played on guitar by Andres Segovia


One from the archives, wee brownie, october 2013

Song of the day: Michael Levy, Hurrian Hymn no. 6


Halloween Pennant

Song of the day: Rickie Lee Jones, Chuck E.’s in Love


halloween pennant

Song of the day: Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder, Ai Du


one from the archives: golden evening, 2014

Song of the day: Pearl Jam, Masters of War


Henry the Happy Dragonfly

Song of the day: Los Lobos, Dream in Blue


summer river sky

Song of the day: Penguin Cafe: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

 


little tomatos

Song of the day: Rickie Lee Jones, We Belong Together


red-winged blackbird striking a pose

Song of the day: Bill Evans, Waltz for Debby

 


halloween pennant

Saw this fellow on my bike ride through the local prairie. A few years ago I came upon a prairie full of these guys, but haven’t seen many since. I wonder what this guy is thinking?

Song of the day: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Hot House


creek greens

Song of the day: Joni Mitchell, Car on a Hill


minnehaha creek

Song of the day: Neil Young, Cripple Creek Ferry


good moments

Song of the day: John Lennon, Love is Real


no place better than the dog park…

Song of the day: John Coltrane, On Green Dolphin Street


sunday is always dog park day

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another summer day. High in the upper 80s, 90% sunny, maybe a bit humid, a tiny breeze. Water level on the Mississippi is very down, with lots of beach to walk on. Lots of wildflowers in the prairie are blooming, so says the weatherguide calendar, and I can verify, the small patch of “prairie” that I bike through is all abloom, very pretty.

Song of the Day: Arlo Guthrie, Walkin’ Down the Line


yet another red-winged black bird…

Yesterday’s Phenology: Fifty-one degrees when I got up; not your usual late June weather in this part of Minnesota. And it was a cool and partly cloudy day, in the low 70s. Saw quite a few dogs out walking their people this evening, after dinner.

Song of the day: Eric Burdon and the Animals, Monterey


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


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


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


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


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