Sunday, October 28, 2012

October Twenty Eighth

First snow of the year! Just a light dusting, and it melted by the end of the day. But still, very early this year. 
-the phenologist

Saturday, October 27, 2012

October Twenty Sixth

We now have not only yellow leaves, but red, copper, and brown. They have begun to fall and thickly carpet the ground. Days are usually misty, coating everything in glistening drops. I can feel winter's approach.
-the phenologist

October Fourteenth

Autumn is definitely underway now; lots of golden leaves and mushroom clusters. The salamanders are out in great numbers, and you have to be careful not to step on any on the forest path. 
-the phenologist

September Twenty Fourth

The very first yellow leaves are showing themselves and the days are growing noticeably shorter.
-the phenologist

Sunday, August 19, 2012

August Eighteenth

We're in for a heat wave this week....perhaps the last for this summer season? I wouldn't mind if it was. 
-the phenologist

August Twelfth

-the phenologist

August Fifth

The forest if full of wild cyclamen, one of the first signs of autumn's approach. 
-the phenologist

July Twenty Ninth

The mixture of warmth and rain has led to a wealth of mushrooms in the woods. Also spotted baby toads soaking in murky puddles.
-the phenologist

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June Twenty Third

It's been a wet June. The very first raspberries are ripening on the vines, and the blackberry bushes are blossoming. The white flowers in the second to last picture are wild clematis. It's hard to believe they will look like this in winter.

-the phenologist

Saturday, March 10, 2012

March Tenth

The first little signs of spring, including sprouts of wild garlic. The pond pictured will soon have frog eggs floating on the surface.

-the phenologist

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January Third

Blue skies today and oddly warm. Will we have snow at all this winter? The birds sing and hop around the branches like it's March.

Hopefully there will be some hard freezes before spring. If not, there will be a terrible amount of ticks and slugs this year.

-the phenologist