Snow that had been lingering, lingering, lingering, finally went in the last day or so (though there's still ice on the water), and it's on to the Spring Browns. From the growing season perspective, that's called Progress! :) … [Read more...] about Spring browns!
Outdoors: waiting! Today was a cold, dark, wet, oppressively gray day, and then, at the last minute, the sky cleared for a beautiful coppery-golden sunset. I headed outside to check out the light, and for the first time this season, caught that delicious summertime … [Read more...] about After the rain, again
Ahhh, yes, THIS is what warm weather feels like! For the first time this year, the temperature topped 60°F (15°C), with a hazy sun and a gentle breeze. We've had some melt-off days already, but this one tastes like spring! Usually, there's a day like this sometime in February, so … [Read more...] about The great WARM outdoors!
The promising south-facing slope is there, plowed and waiting! After the last melt-off, we quickly went back to freezing temperatures day and night, and more wall-to-wall snow cover. A couple of days ago, a bit of chilly rain cleared things up quite a bit once again. Today, it's … [Read more...] about South slope waiting
It rained steadily, on and off, all day yesterday, through the night and still today, with the temperature a couple of degrees above zero. In other words, cold, gray, wet, miserable, and also perfect for removing vast quantities of snow. The 2-3' of coverage in the field is gone. … [Read more...] about Mid-February melt-off