We didn’t get much snow after all – just enough to dust the driveway and the open fields.
Now that we have two weather stations I’m more aware of the differences between the weather conditions at the tops and the bottoms of the bluffs. There’s not much snow at the bottom of the valley – barely enough to cover the driveway and a few sprinkles on the ground. Continue reading →
The beavers have made a huge lake by damming the creek just south of our driveway. Fortunately the creek is still running fast under the driveway and for about another 10 yards before it gets to the lake, so we don’t have to tear out any beaver dams – yet. Continue reading →
I’m a little behind on the journal entries, so this entry is for two weeks, instead of one.
We’ve had a lot of the kind of weather that alternates between fall and winter – up to 70 degrees one day, and down into the teens the next. But the skies have been mostly sunny and the nights clear with a bright moon and stars. Continue reading →
New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) has a very long blooming period. It begins in August and continues late into the fall. I found this one blooming today – November 5th – even though everything around it had turned brown. Continue reading →
This week we got another dusting of snow – just enough to stick on the rocks behind the house and on the fallen trees in the woods. It melted quickly, but it’s still cloudy and cold and gray. Continue reading →
We got our first taste of winter this week – snow showers that left tiny pellets of snow sprinkled over the ground and piled in sheltered corners. The next day the temperature went back up to the 50s and it all melted.