A rainy, cool, autumnal morning. We had close to two inches of rain overnight and the landscape responded by turning a lush green. In the wildflower garden there are renewed splashes of yellow from members of the sunflower family. Yesterday was the final day for summer rules at most beaches and this past week we, … Continue reading Rain
Today dawned muggy, foggy, and warm. Last week we had a couple of thunderstorms and their rain has greened the landscape a bit. In spite of the rain we now find ourselves in extreme drought. After six years of drought we are in the odd position of beginning to transition to a more drought tolerant … Continue reading Late August
A late-summer walk along and through fresh water marshes.
Oi! Another hot, humid day with little rain; seemingly no amount of watering begins to make up for so many weeks of drought. Despite the drought the late summer wildflowers are out along the verges and the trees retain their dark green hues. Even the male goldfinches are holding on to their brilliant plumage, although … Continue reading Early August