brewer's blackbirds. northern flickers. red-headed sparrow (house finch), blue sparrow (mountain bluebird), elegant sparrow. robin fledglings. 2 owls.
... several days of crocus blooms. bonus, a total lunar eclipse at dawn goddess, Ēostre-Ostara, so a weekend of number 3 tetradiness and plenty of bluish purple flowers. apr 1 was first sighting.
computus: ecclesiastical full moons; council of nicea. first council of nicea. easter-ostara is on the first sun day (Sól, diēs Dominica, Ra Day) after the paschal-passover full moon on or after mar 21, a fixed date, spring equinoxish on gregorian calendar. on julian time easter is apr 12. sister sun, brother moon. sun-Sól (sunday) is the sister of brother moon-Mani (monday). their father is Mundilfari, one of Saturn's (saturday) 62 moons. newton said the moon falls every day.
spiders overnight. one or 2 or 3 morning strands. there are bugs to be caught. flocking halfmoon gulls, dusk. the calls. and orion in your face, hot blue, and lower in the sky, a tall eternity, feet in the horizon. soon. buds. palm dots. ural false spirea, sorbaria sorbifolia 'sem' (rosaceae) est un fils de noé, attracts butterflies. a moon with Thor-Jupiter & Regulus-Alpha-Leonis.
α Leo/nis: 1 of the brightest stars in the night sky, constellation Leo, a multiple 4 star system arranged in 2 pairs.
purple snow @purpledawn and full moonsets—tinsel, glitter, frost. the parlour palm is at it again.
snowdrifts, blizzards. chipmunk (or a red squirrel). white, white hares with charcoal ear tips. the deer, mice, bluejays, chickadees, owls, coyotes, ravens, 100huddled geese, northern flicker, crows, skunks, porcupine. lots of tracks and a sundog.
comet ison is not to be seen.
again. this one is a blanket. there have been granule flurries, light rains, pellets, ice crystals in the air, drizzle and mist (last week), fogs and winds.
with a few clear days. what is blue? a 2013 project: taking a shot of the full moon every month, which adds up to one group of 12 moons, in a year of comets. it's been too overcast.
that was the one & only one, so far. just as well. the frost is trippy.
jackrabbits: their backs are smoothing in colour, like grey carapaces.
phenology wheels & plant families. garden hardiness zone 4.
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