Yesterday afternoon clouds came welling across the
thickening and towering high into the sky....
it was all just teasing...they passed over head without
shedding a single tear.
With the spring rains we have had, we also have the
associated hip high weeds but to compensate, a
population explosion of poppies, Papaver somnifera,
Since at last we have some water in the dams,
the turtles are migrating up the hill from the tiny
puddle in the dry summer creek that sustained the
life of at least some of them last summer.
The frogs have changed their nightly deafening din
on all sides to an ominous drumming of the Pukel
men with the loud and persistent honks of the bullfrogs..
For the first time since it was planted in the park
some 10 years ago, the candles on the Aesculus
hippocastanum, are alight and , if the season
remains good, we may get our first conckers yet!
There are only five flower spikes...I would have been
extatic with just one!
Time to leave the park. Even the water darkens since
the sun has set.
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My thanks to the skywatch team as well as to
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