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Nature Notes: June 2021

There was a moment, at the start of June, when it looked like the weather would pick up and we’d have a sunny summer. Sunshine was had, for a few days, and then it settled back into clouds. Without being as dreary as it was in the winter, it still hasn’t been particularly delightful weather.… Continue reading Nature Notes: June 2021

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Nature Notes: October on the Balcony

Ah, October. When the clocks go back and the evenings darken. When, ideally, I would go into hibernation until spring (waking up for Christmas, of course). The weather is being especially dark and gloomy right now. Very soggy. The cherry tree, whose blossoms first inspired me to track the months on the balcony, has gone… Continue reading Nature Notes: October on the Balcony

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Nature Notes: August on the Balcony

The summer heat has definitely cooled this month, despite it beginning with a heatwave. That broke with a few fantastic thunderstorms and heavy downpours. It’s a much more manageable sort of temperature now. I’m not sure the plants necessarily appreciate quite how blustery it now is, though, especially the wildflowers. They seem happy enough, with… Continue reading Nature Notes: August on the Balcony