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
The Settler Colonialism of Climate Change
Today is a beautiful late March day in mid-February, with wide blue skies and temperatures, as they have much of the winter, running over 12 degrees above normal. We celebrated Valentine's Day by going to a favorite informal restaurant by the water for lunch. We had dinner the other day with a much loved and … Continue reading The Settler Colonialism of Climate Change
It's snowing, big soft flakes that melt when they hit the ground. The outside world smells cold and snowy, and the birds are quieter, their calls muted by the flakes. Buds are thickening on a few trees; with the changing climate it is difficult to know whether that is seasonal. It is noticeably colder today, … Continue reading Winter Appears