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  •  Great Pics, O'Diver (12+ / 0-)

    and it's heartening to read of Spring and that intriguing meadow habitat that I may never get to see firsthand.

    The narrative about a backyard plant "race" sounds to me like an open invitation to post garden pics.  Hey, count me in.

    My native rushes are showing some green in the pond, and the pear tree and berry bushes are budding. The hellebores are blooming like crazy in the shade.

    I spotted Mr. and Mrs. Coyote predawn on the golf course this morning.  They are probably  the culprits in the coot carnage.  That's the first coyote sighting for me in a while, and the first couple ever.

    The final count of frosty mornings at the golf course for the last winter was 25, way down from 47 in 1997.

    “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by 6412093 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 12:09:24 PM PDT

    •  Frosty morning count? (10+ / 0-)

      Is that a regular job task at the course? A good phenology marker in any case.

      Definitely mixed feelings about the coyotes, I can understand that. We love coots, but...coyotes.

      I'd be interested to see the progression of greening up in your pond, after the last pics as covered on snow.

      Sounds like your fruit trees are like mine. I guess I'll have to give up on the prospect of pruning them this year. It's putting up a ladder and wielding a saw that discourages me. I did prune my blueberries a few days ago though, first time in years. I really really like blueberries.

      •  Counting morning frost delays is a crucial job (4+ / 0-)

        at the golf course.  If you run heavy equipment on frozen grass it can crush and kill it, so we are very careful.  Often the temperature abruptly drops a couple of degrees immediately at sunrise and we have to watch for that.

        Degree readings do not always match ground level temperatures so we watch for additional indicators.

        I am stuck by the reduced number of frosty mornings compared to several years ago, and that's my personal go-to argument in global warming debates.

        I think that most of the coots died of disease and the coyotes are just scavenging.  However if they are here to stay between dusk and dawn, my feathered friends are going to suffer.

        I'll post some pond pics PDQ.

        “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

        by 6412093 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 01:59:39 PM PDT

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