Beaver People

Today dawned overcast and warm, the humidity palpable. The wind is now whipping the trees in gusts. We just took a look at the radar; it looks as though things will soon get stormy. Certainly we need the rain. While trees are predominantly green, some leaves are beginning to put on fall color; the Japanese … Continue reading Beaver People

A Rainy Day

A cool, humid day. This morning dawned red; now the lowering clouds have led to persistent light rain. The other day we had a thunderstorm and the first appreciable rain in many weeks. The drought conditions here have been reclassified from moderate to severe and the natural world is thirsty. Our farmers' markets show the … Continue reading A Rainy Day

Early August

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