Overnight lows were still above freezing, but the clear skies provided us with a nice thick coating of frost again this morning, which made a pretty backdrop for our opening scene. Yup another doe and her buck, an 8-pointer this time, were checking out the soccer fields early this morning. I never had a goodContinue reading “The warm spell is over”
Monthly Archives: November 2021
Got no time for the park today, sadly, but recent visits have been so great that I’ve got some pictures left over. Here the doe at the south end checking out the beach volleyball court. She may have left some Park Raisinets™, and I can’t say for sure, but I’d be skeptical of any candyContinue reading “Rehash Tuesday!”
It was a nice enough morning in the park, but pretty low key. Maybe the critters all heard about the Packer game yesterday afternoon, and even the mild weather wasn’t enough to perk them back up yet. This doe, nevertheless, was still hungry and found a jackpot on the ground beneath a crabapple tree atContinue reading “Slow Monday…”
The band plays on!
It was an extraordinary morning in Estabrook Park, and not just for the spectacular weather, but also for the amazing variety of critters out and about. Perhaps last week reminded them that winter is on its way, and they are taking advantage of one more nice warm day to get ready. First up is thisContinue reading “The band plays on!”
Park Report, Late Edition.
I know it’s late, and I’m sorry about that. A buddy asked for my help installing a kitchen sink today, and that’s a life pleasure I just couldn’t let get away. I did, however, get to the park early this morning and here are the highlights. First, the buck from yesterday must have wanted aContinue reading “Park Report, Late Edition.”
More of the November new normal…
It was a beautiful morning in Estabrook, warmer than last time, but still cool enough, with the crystal-clear skies overnight, to frost the grass. My outing got off to an exciting start when this buck darted across the parkway and then kindly paused in the brush for me to catch up. I didn’t see aContinue reading “More of the November new normal…”
More mentions of yesterday’s ice…
We had another cold morning today, but I had to go to school, so here’s more of the story from yesterday morning. The cold snap helped loosen many of the leaves that had still been clinging to their branches, and they were raining down all over the place. There was a little stream of brightContinue reading “More mentions of yesterday’s ice…”
Ice sticks more of its foot in the door.
The air temperature was below freezing in Estabrook this morning, and November is starting to act like it’s gonna stick around for a while. There was plenty of frost on the ground, the puddles were frozen over, the pond had ice around the edge, and there was even some ice along the riverbanks where theContinue reading “Ice sticks more of its foot in the door.”
Some more mysteries solved…
I won’t have time to visit Estabrook this morning, and now I can blame it on the crazy late sunrise, at 7:28 am, so here are a couple of mysteries we can finally solve, instead. I’m sure they’ve been gnawing at you just as much as they have at me. The first mystery is thisContinue reading “Some more mysteries solved…”
November says “hi!”
It was literally a frosty morning in Estabrook. Temperatures didn’t get below the mid-thirties overnight, but the crystal clear skies allowed for enough radiant cooling for a nice coating of hoar frost to form on the grass and leaves. That’s our first frost for the season, I believe. Our resident osprey was in one ofContinue reading “November says “hi!””