In the last few weeks we’ve been watching the landscape turn from fall to winter.
The fall colors have arrived, and now the changing temperatures have brought rain, and misty, cloudy days. It looks like this week will be sunnier, so maybe we can get some more outside work done.
Most of our trees are still green, but fall flowers are starting to bloom – goldenrods, gentians and asters. Continue reading Journal for September 22, 2017
We’ve just past the peak of the summer flowers – this week the prairies have started to look more brown and the Big Bluestem is blooming. Continue reading Journal for August 19, 2017
We had almost 3 inches of rain last night, and the creek flooded, but our driveway didn’t! The beavers are still building – but most of their efforts are far enough from the driveway that they’re not a problem.
We were lucky – the southern part of the county got over 6 inches of rain, with washed out roads and mud slides. Continue reading Journal for July 21, 2017
Summer has arrived. So far it’s been nearly perfect – not many hot days, and just enough rain. Continue reading Journal for June 25, 2017
It’s that time of year again – I’m so busy, and also taking so many pictures, that there’s no time to write blog posts, and too many photos to put in them. Continue reading Journal for May 28, 2017
It’s the time of the spring when there are new flowers everywhere. Continue reading Journal for April 26, 2017
We’ve been getting rain, instead of snow, for the last few weeks, we’ve seen the first butterflies, and the Wood Frogs are calling – sure signs of spring. Continue reading Journal for April 4, 2017
We’re still in the ‘in and out part’ of spring – sometimes it feels like spring, and sometimes it’s still winter. The day after our last spring-like day, we got 14 inches of snow. Continue reading Journal for March 18, 2017