The temperature was in the teens with heavy frost in the metro today. There’s a blanket of snow in southern sections. So what we need is the sight of green grass and baseball. The hiccups are a bonus. (h/t: Ben Chorn)
The prevailing jet stream over the Midwest from the south and west has brought the unusual warmth in the last few weeks. Despite today’s return to cooler weather, that trend is likely to continue for awhile.
And that might be part of the reason for an increase in jet noise complaints recently — the wind. Read more →
My morning walk is again cloaked in darkness. The sunrise song from the birds has mostly disappeared, save the occasional screech of a blue jay, which if you listen long enough begins to sound like a newspaper’s comments section.
Still, autumn is the most underrated of the seasons and it’s not really its fault, I contend. Read more →
The Monarchs, bison, milkweed, upland sandpipers, and meadowlarks in Blue Mounds State Park in Luverne, Minn., didn’t care that a 90-degree heat wave had hit the region today. On the prairie, it’s their time of year. Read more →