Late Autumn Sunset Wonder
Oh, look at those swirls in the clouds closer to the horizon. Higher up above the trees the fog is moving north. The same sunset, same time taken from another window. Meanwhile, trees are losing their foliage.
Progress in the field
32 California native seedlings have now been planted in our field. I've been digging so many holes, I feel like a giant gopher! Since we had some rain more than a week ago, at least the clay soil doesn't have the consistency of cement. Two of the holes had to be especially big to fit galvanized steel mesh gopher "cages" that we made. You can see one of the cages in the photo above. The plant is an Island mallow Malva assurgentiflora, which can grow up to twelve feet in height
Bee Hotel a Deathtrap?
Before you put up a bee hotel, think about the environment you are creating. And be prepared to maintain a clean, healthy environment for the bees. Read more here: https://www.ruralsprout.com/bee-hotel/?fbclid=IwAR3fRwf6QDJlqF0R8Kcx5Cw3bS8uhtN9KAFkD3AwYYOI_r-Hi_wNTDR_v60
Moody clouds after the rains
After several days of very welcome rain, in the late afternoon clouds moved in layers. So many shades of gray. And indigo.
Fascinating! This study suggests that bumblebees have feelings. https://www.npr.org/2022/11/05/1134355887/bumblebees-can-play-does-it-mean-they-have-feelings-study-says-yes
Leave the Leaves!
Let leaves break down naturally. Read more here: https://xerces.org/blog/leave-the-leaves?fbclid=IwAR0i8JmlF6zgQWlLARsFC-pUtd_-avquZkQq3hmNp0SC6k-O3zdFdUEkQ4w
If you've been following my blog through the years, you already know that I love sunsets. Now that we moved to another house just up the street, we have a different view facing west, with many trees. We love the trees. They add more dimension to the view. This was taken from an upstairs window. The sunset seen from another angle through the window. The sunset from our kitchen window.