Today is a lovely mid-May day, filled with sun and birdsong. The world has leafed out and is a spectrum of vibrant green hues. I'm sitting at the computer, listening to the outside world and drinking my daily cup of coffee. After a cool, wet spring we have returned to warm and dry conditions, prompting … Continue reading Mid-May
Early May and Migration
It's May, although if one used the weather as a marker it would still be early April. Today is gray and chill, cold enough the furnace came on. Flowering plants of all types are in full regalia and the annual bird migration, while aa bit delayed, is in full swing. I have finally heard warblers! … Continue reading Early May and Migration
This morning is cold, with bright sunshine and a frigid north wind .Flowering plants abound, as do newly sprouted leaves, and fill the world with color. Spring is late, following an almost non-existent winter, continuing the accelerating changes to regional and global weather patterns. Plants and animals are generally very slow to adapt to predictable … Continue reading It’s April!
Thelma and Louise Revisited
This morning is showery with thickening fog, warmish, or rather seasonal for late March. The witch-hazels are in bloom and have been for a few weeks. Some of the other early-to-leaf trees are showing growing buds and the mocking birds are singing in the morning. Yesterday we saw our first great white heron on the … Continue reading Thelma and Louise Revisited