May 19, 2017: First trip to the cabin in the woods. Electricity. But no Water (maybe tomorrow). Beautiful Day. Started out in the upper 80s, now, 63. 93 in NYC as we left.
We have missed the daffodils. But in exuberant bloom: lilacs (best year ever), a sprinkling of lily of the valley, and the scarce but treasured (by me) Alium (yes, of the onion family). Two of them are bending gently in the breeze. Little violets everywhere. Sweet meadow just budding.
Wasps seemed dazed by the recent heat. So far, no ticks, but it's said to be a banner year east of the Hudson.
Evening June light shimmers through the trees. What will night bring?
7:45: Two turkeys in the meadow....Gigantic! Mating season, I wager.
May 20: First tic sighting on shirt left overnight on the rocking chair. Doing away with it required grabbing it in a paper towel, getting a hammer, can pounding away on a stone. Still a little leg waving after all of that.
I used to keep track of "nature" appearances here on the dotCommonweal posts. Alas, I have no idea if nature is ahead or behind herself this year. Another great loss!