We’ve had little bits of snow in the last few weeks, but it has all melted quickly. Mostly we’ve had sun and wind with brown fields and dark trees. Continue reading
It’s been a wonderful fall – lots of sunshine and gorgeous leaf colors everywhere. Then winter arrived – abruptly – about a week ago. Suddenly the leaves are brown and it snows or rains every day or two. Still beautiful, but a lot more subtle.
It’s fall now, with spectacular leaf colors and fall flowers. Continue reading
It’s been a hot, sunny, dry month. Finally, in the last few days, we’ve gotten a little rain and the plants don’t crunch under our feet as much. Fall flowers are blooming and the leaves of the prairie grasses are changing to their fall colors.
It’s been a month of mostly sunny warm days so summer flowers are everywhere.
This is one of our planted prairies with Oxeye, Yellow Coneflower, Mountain Mint and Culver’s Root. Continue reading
June at the farm is a time of lush green leaves, summer flowers, and hundreds of butterflies.
It’s real summer weather now – the mornings are still cool, but the afternoon temperatures are mostly in the 80s and 90s (F).
Everything is so green these days – the early, fresh green of brand new leaves. Continue reading
We finally got rain after weeks of sunny dry weather – at least 2 inches so far. Yesterday, the heavy rain day, we had Grosbeaks, Orioles, Indigo Buntings and many others vying for places at the feeders. I counted 25 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks on and around the feeders at one time. It’s not raining as hard today, so there aren’t as many, but here are two in the nearby tree, waiting their turns. Continue reading
On April 12 – just 15 days ago – we had 12 inches of snow. Beautiful, but bringing us an extra week of winter
The next day was beautiful and sunny with snow everywhere. Continue reading
Spring is really coming now – the air is warmer and the snow has disappeared everywhere except some patches on the north-facing slopes. There are still nights when we get dustings of snow, but they melt away as soon as the temperature rises the next day. Continue reading