Archive - Sep 19, 2006

Sun breaks through



At the end of an overcast day, it was fun to look out the front windows and see the sun catch the yellowing leaves of the green ash across the swamp. I ran for the camera, snapped a few shots, and within three minutes, the sun was gone.

Necessary gloom

The weather is cold and wet, but I think the consensus is that we need a wet fall to replenish the subsoil moisture. Despite a dry, dry summer, the crops weren't all that bad. That was due to subsoil moisture remaining from the past very wet years. However, if we had two years running of such little rainfall, things wouldn't be nearly as good.