A pleasant afternoon, cool with a smattering of fluffy white and gray clouds scudding across the cerulean blue sky. There is just the hint of a breeze, just enough to move small limbs a tad. We are a third of the way through January and it still seems like November as this winter without a … Continue reading Where Is Winter?
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, 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