This morning marked the first class of the fall semester for me. Unlike past semesters when my classes were stacked up to make very busy Tuesdays and Thursdays, I will be teaching Tuesday through Friday from 8am-10am. It’s still two classes, but for various reasons the schedule worked out this way. It will take a … Read more
It seems like every fall I spend a little time making special note of some of the pockets of color that I find, and this year was no exception. On a mid-October trip to Starrigavan Estuary I noticed there were several Pacific crabapples (Malus fusca) with yellow leaves tucked between the dark green boughs of … Read more
After increasingly unseasonal highs of 60F, it finally has started to cool off in the past couple of days. With yesterday afternoon’s dusting of snow and this morning’s frost, it seems like we’re finally headed into more fall-like conditions. Much of the ground did not seem to have frost on it, I imagine because there … Read more
Fall has come in with at least a day of nice weather. Although I didn’t get to spend much time out in the warm sun, I did appreciate that unique feeling of summer warmth and sun lingering into the fall season, despite the obviously shorter days and lower angle of light, even at midday. I … Read more
While on a walk at Totem Park this morning, I had the chance to sit for a little while and soak up the warmth of the sun pouring through a break in the clouds. With fall equinox marking the crossover, such moments will become ever more precious as we move through the seasons of darkness. … Read more
This morning I enjoyed a sunny walk over to and back from the university for class. This afternoon I did a little birding along the road before heading up Harbor Mountain hiking back to the south slope meadow.