Posts tagged “trees

Tettegouche State Park, on the hike to Shovel Point, on a pretty nice day

Song of the day: Stranger Than Fiction, Wreckless Eric, Whole Wide World


on vacation

Song of the week: Talking Heads, This Must be the Place


early morning, walking to the dog park

Song of the day: Miyata Kohachiro, Honshirabe


Vermillion Falls, Hastings

Song of the day, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Didn’t it Rain


one from the archives, november 2008, maple leaf

Song of the Day, Randy Newman, Louisiana, 1927


early morning dog park

Song of the day: Neil Young, Out On the Weekend


One from the archives, fall, 2016, minnehaha creek

Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes


jungle cat

Song of the day: Dick Dale and the Del Tones, Misirlou


spectator on the bike trail

Song of the Day: Lyle Lovett, I’ve Been to Memphis


crossing the mighty minnehaha

Song of the day: Ralf Bendix, Minne Minnehaha


minnehaha creek

Song of the day: Neil Young, Cripple Creek Ferry


no place better than the dog park…

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


Kramer the Kingfisher

Yesterday’s Phenology: A nice thunderstorm rolled through yesterday evening and into the night, and the day following was cloudy with periods of rain and in about the 70s range. Nice. The evening cleared and turned sunny. Things are pretty quiet on the Phenology front. Nobody here is enjoying the warmth and the humidity.

Song of the day: The Mama’s and the Papa’s, Twelve-thirty


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


Kingfisher, keeping an eye on things

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


kingfishing

Yesterday’s Phenology: A much nicer day, cooler, 80s, and much less humid. Geese and egrets enjoying the pond in Maplewood.

Song of the day: Eric Burdon and The Animals, San Franciscan Nights


cherries in the wild

 

Yesterday’s Phenology: Another sunny day. High of 86, (3 above average.) Not a lot of wind, but a lot of sun, making for a thirsty day. A pretty quiet day, but for the occasional explosions.

Song of the day: John Prine, Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You into Heaven Anymore

 


down to the dog park, at coldwater spring

Yesterday’s Phenology: A sunny day. Oppressively so. With a bit of a headwind, if you’re biking in an easterly direction, unpleasant if you’re tired and on your way home and going up hill. The garden flourishes, though. Kale and lettuce, baby cucumbers on the vine, and raspberries soon to make an appearance.

Song of the day: Jerry Jeff Walker, Desperados Waiting for the Train

 


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


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


spring buds, breezy day

Yesterday’s Phenology: A very nice day, mostly cloudy, with occasional showers and a high temp right about 64. And breezy! No complaints.

Song of the day: Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, CC Rider, Jenny Take a Ride


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


Japanese Garden, Como Park

Yesterday’s Phenology: Perfect spring day; rain a bit in the morning, cool and cloudy throughout the day, with moments of rain or drizzle. Probably stayed in the 40s all day. Another good day for reading, bookstores, coffeeshops, and more reading.

Song of the day: Riley Lee, Sanctuary