and you’ll see habitat everywhere you look Dried leaves as blankets I freely admit I’m not neat or tidy, or organized. But I like beauty and that usually requires some tidiness or organization. For most suburbanites the fall tidy up means a clearing of dead leaves. But imagine if we treated our bodies the same… Continue reading Give nature a blanket in winter
11 a.m. on June 9th and it’s 48 degrees.
This is mesmorizing: Weather service Wind Colorado Centered Animated US National Weather Service Wind Data for Azimuthal equidistant projection.
Updated 8/20/2022 Climate change is impacting the summer and winter grounds for migrating birds. Predictions for habitat loss due to climate is being studied so that wildlife corridors are saved for those birds as they determine new areas to live in a changing world. 2022 – 6 years on I continue the work. In 2016… Continue reading Where will the birds go?
A combination of blue linum and purple sage takes front stage in Late Spring. The bees love the sage which will taper off just as the many echinacea begin to bloom. The spring weather so far in 2016 has been light rain alternating with sunny days in the 60s to 70s. No additional irrigation… Continue reading Late Spring in the Bee’s Digs
Today I harvested the first of my brussel sprouts in November. And not the beginning of November, but the 30th! These plants were planted the second week of June and have been in the ground for over 145 days. I looked often in September and October but the sprouts remained only about a 1/2″ in… Continue reading A November Harvest – Brussel Sprouts
Well I have an excuse, it snowed! Then it cleared. Then it snowed! Then it cleared. Our last snow fall was May 1. We got 7.5″ on April 23rd, and some a few days before that and even more before that. No fruit trees are flowering this year due to the late freeze and my… Continue reading The seedlings are ready, now where’s the garden?
When to plant vegetable gardens is determined by the soil temperature a seed needs to germinate as well as its ability to withstand frost. Most common vegetables we eat do not fare well against frost. For Colorado, a safe time to plant is at the end of the second week of May, around Mother’s day.… Continue reading Seed Sowing Calendar
Sorry neighbors, planting my vegetable garden brought bad luck. Not even a week after the garden was planted we had a terrible, long, midnight thunderstorm. The size of hail was small but the duration of the storm ensured not a single plant went unscathed. Most all seedlings were destroyed. I will leave them out to… Continue reading Early June Hail storm
As a native Coloradan I’m rarely surprised in spring to see a very warm sunny day only to be followed by a heavy snow. But this year has been the strangest of all years I can remember. I posted in January commenting how spring like it was and how nice it was to have a… Continue reading Its getting hot out there!