Today is the Summer Solstice. It arrives at 7:09 p.m. This solstice’s signals the mid-point of the summer. The sun has reached the highest point in the sky and today is the longest day of the year. After today, the days grow shorter, until the Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the […]
Nature in Summer
Today is Beltane. The sky is overcast and there is a slight chill in the air, but it feels as if a corner has been turned. It feels like summer. At some point during these past few days, spring has left us. Many of the cool-weather crops I planted in March and early April are […]
In the Northern hemisphere, hurricane season lasts from June through November. Most storms happen two months after the summer solstice, in late summer through early autumn, with August and September being the most active months. The average number of storms throughout the world during a season is 85. What are they? Hurricanes are powerful violent […]
What can we learn from a hurricane? Without all the scientific instruments how would we know that a big, bad storm was coming? What signs could we look for?
It’s early August and the signs of summer ending are everywhere. And the frenzied call of the Dog-day Cicadas fill the afternoon air.