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.
Continue reading “Journal for September 29, 2019”
It’s been a busy summer – lots of visitors, lots of projects. And the weather has been perfect for the prairies – the flowers have been spectacular. July and early August are the times when the most flowers are in bloom at the same time.
Oxeye and Monarda
Continue reading “Journal for August 26, 2019”
The hot weather has arrived, along with bright sun, fast moving storms, and misty mornings. Continue reading “Journal for July 17, 2019”
After the cool, rainy spring, we’re starting to have some warmer, sunny days. Continue reading “Journal for June 21, 2019”
We keep expecting a transition to summer, but so far it’s still spring – cool and wet, with lots of rainy days and not many moth nights.
Continue reading “Journal for May 21, 2019”
We’re having a cool, slow spring this year. Every day a few more birds arrive and a few more flowers open.
Continue reading “Journal for April 29, 2019”
Spring is coming! Our mountains of snow are nearly gone, and today we’re seeing a mix of spring showers and bright sun.
Continue reading “Journal for April 2, 2019”
We’ve had another month of cold and snow, but the forecast for the next few days is for temperatures in the 40s and an inch of rain. We’re hoping that means spring is on its way! Continue reading “Journal for March 11, 2019”
It’s a cold, gray time of the winter – but today, finally, the sun came out. It’s so nice to see blue sky and sparkles in the snow. Continue reading “Journal for December 9, 2018”