Journal for October 31, 2019

The fall has been beautiful but the colors are changing fast – every day it looks more like winter.   The only leaf colors left now are the gold and bronze and rust of the oaks.

We’re scrambling to get all our outside projects done before the snow comes.  This morning there was a dusting of snow on the ground, but it melted as soon as the sun touched it.

Center Valley from the Knife Edge Point

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Journal for September 29, 2019

It’s the end of summer already – fall always comes too fast.

Goldenrods and Asters, Gentians and Blazing Star are in bloom, and birds and butterflies have been migrating though on their way to warmer places.

For the last 3 years we’ve been counting the Monarchs we see on our afternoon walks, starting in mid-August.  (We do the same 1 1/2 hour walk nearly every afternoon.)  We were curious to see when the peak of the migration happens here, and whether we could see any other patterns.

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