High Temperature: 81F Low Temperature: 62F Sunrise: 7:09 am Sunset: 7:33 pm Humidity: 63% Wind: nne 6 mph Chance of Rain: 10%
The pattern of the last several days has been bleary mornings - a thick layer of fog hanging over the pastures, hiding the lines of trees beyond - and a deep orange sun obscured by fitful clouds. The day slowly comes to life as the sun moves overhead. It shows itself, bright and warm, before early afternoon clouds move in and gray things in again. The nights have been quiet and cool. We are experiencing that rare combination conditions when we can open up the windows at night and fall asleep to the sounds of crickets and other murmuring night insects. (After we shut off the oil pump, that is.)
Critter update: A most unfortunate sense of timing - a gelatinous bundle of frog eggs have been deposited into the blue pool. There is no way they will come to maturity in that locale. I've read that tadpoles can turn off their development to overwinter, but the pool won't offer the kind of protection the little creatures will need. So, do we scoop up the mass and move it to one of the ponds? There the eggs/tadpoles would quite likely be immediately snarfed up by turtles, fish, or even other frogs. But I suppose their chances are better in that environment than in the small pool where they would become tadpole popsicles after the first really cold days.