If you live in the northeastern US, the title “weird weather” will not be a surprise. Or if you lived in the cold south this past winter. (See “Snow in 50 States – What’s going on?“). Or if you lived in the UK, Europe, Australia…
This is a summary of current (ie. happening right now) weird weather around the world posted by Brad Johnson at Wonkroom blog yesterday:
One of my intentions at Our Father’s World is to create posts that reflect good writing as well as sound thoughts within the general discussion topic of God, creation and our role in creation. Donn Ring is a friend I haven’t met yet – a man with an eye for beauty in God’s world and a gift that enables him to convey that beauty in words. Donn sent this email around yesterday, and I have asked him for permission to post it. Enjoy!
I went for a walk in Middle Wood to welcome the month of July. This Middle Wood is a special place, but visited by few.
In the montane forests of the wilderness West there are the magnificent old growth giants of the lower valleys and the lofty sub-alpine groves that cluster among the broken mountain meadows that descend from spectacular alpine and tundra heights. Most everyone adores the bottomlands with their crystalline cascading rivers, or the pungent copses of weather twisted fir on the high slopes. Continue reading →
[Update: The robin watch is over. Duties called us away for four days, and in that time, all three chicks up and flew away. Bad timing – but the nest remains for use – next year?]
It’s getting a bit more difficult to follow our daily robin hatchling updates, so we’re changing the strategy a bit. One post, that we will update with an additional picture or two every day. We’ll keep the latest picture on top to make it easier to keep track of.
Five-day old hatchlings are now clearly showing signs of feathers growing in. They have about filled the nest, meaning they are perhaps three or four times the body mass they were when they hatched less than a week ago. Their two parents – I can’t tell who is Mom and who is Dad – have pretty much a full time job going back and forth to feed them. However, I suppose because of our relatively cool weather right now (in the 50’s this morning) most of the time when I examine the nest they have heads buried under each other.
Today’s picture (previous posts – click on the “robins” tag)…