Nothing makes me happier than nature and being outdoors. When I have free time, you can usually find me watching the birds at the feeder, taking a walk around the yard, or tending to my garden in the summer. We live on seven acres that include a pond and woods and we are surrounded by farm fields. This is a record of the sights and sounds of nature around me.

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June 21, 2021
Time: 7:30am Temp: 55F Wind: NW 15-20 Sky: Sunny Very chilly this morning compared to the last 3 weeks. The corn seems to have doubled in size in the last two days! Several barn swallows were sweeping both the corn and alfalfa fields for insects. I've never been a fan of swallows but that was&hel...
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  • Rescue Lilies
    June 20, 2021
    Time: 7:00pm Temp: 66F Wind: W Light Sky: Cloudy Rather dreary day today with clouds and very brief rain showers. But one thunderstorm came through and dropped 0.4" rain so I guess that's okay. Supposed to be chilly tomorrow with highs only in the 60s. Got out in the canoe yesterday, finally. Bot...
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  • Swept Off My Feet
    June 19, 2021
    Time 10:00am Temp: 71F DP 56 Wind: Calm Sky: Sunny Beautiful morning this morning! It's nice to fling open the windows and get fresh air in the house. Dog and I were playing in the house and the bugger came running at me full speed but instead of going around me, he ran right into…
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  • Rain!
    June 17, 2021
    Not a lot of rain, but .3" and that's better than nothing. A small thunderstorm with small hail came through. Still training new person at the office so not a lot of spare time. Saw these daisies this morning. I've never seen them on the property before.  
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  • On the Trail #2
    June 16, 2021
    Time: 7:30pm Temp: 86F DP 57 Wind: Calm Sky: Mostly sunny If it weren't so dry, I'd enjoy these beautiful days more. The grass and weeds are drying up and the ground crunches as I walk over it, like walking on dry leaves in the fall. Got new tires after work yesterday. And got approval…
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  • Can Anything Else Go Wrong???
    June 15, 2021
    Time: 8am Temp: 63F Wind: Calm Sky: Sunny What a day yesterday!! Going into the office for the first time really stunk. Beginning with the drudgery of the 25 mile commute. The owner made a comment that I didn't need to earn as much because I had 'family' bringing in income. I told him my…
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  • Back to the Office
    June 13, 2021
    Time: 8pm Temp: 91F DP 55 Wind: W 15-20 Sky: Sunny Back to the office tomorrow to train in a new person. So I took a long walk on the 4mi paved trail after supper since I won't have time to walk in the morning. The one nice thing about 90degree temps is it keeps…
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  • Dive-bombing Downies
    June 12, 2021
    Time: 7:30am Temp: 67F DP 57 Wind: Calm Sky: Sunny What a nice break from the heat/humidity this morning! A front came through yesterday-- the sky darkened, the thunder rumbled--but no rain for us. Just a break from the humidity. The windows are wide open this morning. A pair of downy woodpeckers...
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  • Grass
    June 11, 2021
    Time: 7:40am Temp: 80F DP 70 Wind: Calm Sky: Sunny July weather in June continues. Things are drying up and we're now in moderate drought conditions. The pond is more of a slough now, due to the heat and lack of rain. But that doesn't stop dog. I now factor in 5 more minutes to…
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  • Pink Day
    June 10, 2021
    Time: 7:25am Temp: 78F DP 69 Wind: S light Sky: Sunny Today must be loud bird day- blue jays, crows, wrens being as loud as they can be. And then, the sandhill crane came by. They're one of my top 5 favorite birds. I wish I could share the video but I'm not that tech…
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