It was very cold and wintry this week – we woke up one day and it was minus 25 degrees with a brisk wind. I didn’t even go outside that day. The next day was better – only minus 10 and the wind had calmed down a little. We bundled up in two layers of everything and went for a walk. Continue reading “Journal for February 22, 2006”
Today I found a Great Horned Owl – the subspecies “subarcticus” which is paler than the normal ones we see. Continue reading “Great Horned Owl in St. Paul – February 22, 2006”
I haven’t felt inspired to either write or take pictures for a few weeks – everything is still so wintry and cold. But it is beautiful – this week I was up on Western Field finishing up some seeding and I felt like I was inside one of those glass snow balls. Continue reading “Journal for February 14, 2006”
This was another sunny week – it still feels like a treat to see the sun.
Finally a week with lots of sun! It’s been sunny with the temperature in the 30s so most of the snow has melted, which makes planting more difficult. But it’s so nice to see the sun that I can’t feel too bad about it. Continue reading “Journal for January 18, 2006”
It’s still warm and gray – the snow is melting away in the fields and prairies. Snow in the prairies melts faster because each stem melts a hole in the snow around it. But even in the old soybean field where I’m planting, the snow melts as I plant. Continue reading “Journal for January 11, 2006”
The New Year has come in with warm wet weather – it’s right at 32 degrees. On New Year’s Day there was a pale sun shining through the clouds, but today it’s misting steadily, and the wind is blowing from the east. Continue reading “Journal for January 2, 2006”