Half of the season is already over. (In the U.S., anyway.) And I checked, mathematically: the midpoint was August 7… at around 2 in the morning.
The yellowing is more apparent now in the second half.
To update you on things, I’m still having trouble sleeping. But I’ve had good days. Seven hours total this morning.
No squirrels in the ceiling so far, thank god. Maybe they finally “got it” that it’s not worth it. This one—above—barked at me; later, two barked at each other. And, on my daily walk, I hear little chipmunks hiding from me… into the cracks of the side of the house. Continue reading Midsummer vegetation→
It was a thick cloudy day, Sunday, with some blues and rain earlier, and it’s looking to be a cloudy Monday… and I’m seeing rain. The above photo reflects the last mostly-blue day; so, mostly gray since.
There have been a few thunderstorms entering June. They tend to come when the temperature rises— something about the thermodynamics of it, as warmer air moves faster than cooler air; thunderstorms are after all, produced by unstable air, lift and water vapor.
The greens are out in full-swing— leaves, in particular.
The plant that comes up from underneath a porch railing has almost-full leaves now. It’s interesting how soft immature leaves are. I was able to capture them in focus a few days ago, but only after the use of a focal trick (passing my finger about the lens, forcing the smartphone camera’s auto-focus closer to the plant).
Such soft, hair-like edges… fibrous? (Click the image for the full detail.) The insects are on the case, looking for the carbs… but not in huge numbers.
It would be senseless, at this point, for the white stuff to fall, weather-wise. (Snow, I mean.)
…Now… You may have noticed that I have been at a loss for words lately, not to mention my lack of presence. …I assure you, I have been writing… in amounts big and small, here and there. But it’s been very slow. I have two drafts that are lacking the right touch. It’s been difficult— the writing coming out all muddled and… There’s so much material that just can’t be taken seriously.
Long story short, I’ve been kind of losing myself. Emotional exhaustion is a term that comes to mind trying to begin what I have to say of late. I’m not doing very well, not sleeping well… and well…
I’ll get back to posting, eventually. Maybe next year, at the rate things are going, lol. It’s already May 25, 2016. On that note, I guess I should say, have a good Memorial Day. 😀 I’ll get the beach photos up soon, I promise. …But first, I must sleep. Again. 😔 G’nite.
A few weeks into Summer, here, in North America; temperatures have entered the 80s (Fahrenheit) in Maine, and over 100 toward the West coast—even the North, enough to make it hard to imagine there being any snow in Fargo right now…
…in the mailbox. I mean, that’s where pollen goes, right? As allergy seasons go, any allergic mail men/women may be affected by the yellow stuff…
Well, besides the pollen, the chlorophyl is out in full swing. More vibrant photos, yay. Some, you can click to enlarge. However, the flower I showed you last time has turned into this… Continue reading Some more photos…→
If you hadn’t noticed, I have been absent for the last couple of weeks. This was due to running out of data. I used to be able to tether, but no… Mysterious transfers killed the ability to freely do that. A consequence of anything is better than nothing: things move sloooowwwly…and you may be hacked.