The Daily Bucket is a place where we can post and exchange our observations about the natural happenings in our neighborhoods. Birds, bugs, blossoms and more - each notation is a record that we can refer to in the future as we try to understand the natural patterns that are unwinding around us.So it's pretty much empty and ready to fill again. I'll start by attempting to fix the hole:
Seattle. January 8, 2013.
We're on wind watch here, though the worst of it should be limited to the coast. We've put away the most obvious things that might blow away, the tarps and oddball gardening buckets scattered through the yard, but we've left our informal anemometer in its usual place. Don't laugh, but we store our little 6 foot rowboat leaning up against the smaller of the two Doug Fir trees in the front yard, keel to the north. Our winds generally come in from the south. Anything over ~25mph will catch the boat's hollow and shove the whole thing over. There will be a great thump.
As of 6:30pm PST, the boat is still leaning up against the tree. Our ancient barometer reads 29.24 inches, down from 29.50 earlier today.
Your turn. What's going on in your natural neighborhood? Everyone is welcome to toss their observations into the bucket. I'll be back in the early afternoon, PST.