Yesterday’s Phenology: Warmish and Humidish. Noticed a parade of Canadian Geese marching out of our parking lot at work and up the hill to the pond. It was as if a tour bus had pulled up and let them out. They rather seemed like they were going to work.
Song of the day: Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing
Yesterday’s Phenology: A good day for working in the yard; partly cloudy and warm with a cooling breeze. Not that you’d want to spend all day working in the yard. But, still, if that’s what you did, it was a good day for it. A little bit of thunder in the early evening as a cold front rolled through. A bit of rain and a huge rainbow. No pot of gold found this time, though.
Song of the day: Sakura, Cherry Blossoms
in the mississippi, by the dog park. A very calming zen-master of a rock.
Yesterday’s phenology: raspberry plants bow down low from the weight of the berries. All sorts of bees apparently enjoy hanging about raspberries, lurking with the berries, which makes raspberry picking much more of a sport.
There are a lot of restive geese about these days. They seem poised. Or perhaps bored. There are different terms used for geese when they gather, it turns out. Yesterday there was a gaggle of geese on the ground by the graveyard, while skeins of geese circled the skies. Now and then a plump of geese would plummet to the pond. I don’t believe there’s a term for a group of geese swimming on the pond, which is quite a bit different from being on the ground, at least in my book. I’ll suggest the term “proliferation.” Or perhaps a “pontoon.” Any way, to sum up, there are a lot of geese everywhere, which makes walking on the path more sporting as well.
I’ve also seen a lot of grasshoppers hopping about. Not quite a “cloud” of them, more like a parade. I see them mostly in groups of one. Most of these are carrying small fiddles, and not doing very much work at all, considering the time of year it is.