Windigo Season

Today is overcast and cold, one of those rare days the thermometer will likely not rise above freezing. There is snow on the ground and trees following the weekend storm that brought most human movement here to a temporary halt. So much has happened during the past few weeks, and so little. Winter greatly slows … Continue reading Windigo Season

Summer Questions

We are now into July and the volume of birdsong has decreased markedly. The cardinals continue to sing throughout the day as they defend their territories and the robins chime in occasionally, but the overall soundscape is much quieter. The days are long and hot, abet largely without the suffocating humidity that has characterized recent … Continue reading Summer Questions

Small News

Last evening we had a thunderstorm; I was working at the time so had little opportunity to experience or enjoy it. After the storm passed there was a superb display as the sunset illuminated the last of the trailing cumulonibus clouds over the lake. This morning new clouds are building over the mountains; although the … Continue reading Small News

Cold

A lovely winter's day, clouds slowly lowering and promising snow. Over the lake fog has formed, largely blocking the mountains on the far side. I grew up in rural Illinois. During winter we had plenty of ice, snow, and cold but seldom was the cold intolerable. Indeed, we were outside in most weathers, the exception … Continue reading Cold