Category Archives: weather

Starlink dish 2021-12-27

Update 2022-01-12: Starlink Router inside 2022-01-10.

Turns out Starlink doesn’t work too well during thunderstorms. Other than that, so far so good.

[Longleaf, solar panels, roof mount]
Longleaf, solar panels, roof mount

Also looks good against longleaf pine. Continue reading

Bee tree down, bees still up 2021-07-14

Fortunately, when the bee tree snapped off, it broke above the bee hive. So our pollinating native bees are still humming in and out of there. Their exit used to be on the other side of the tree, but they’re using this new entrance now.

[Bee hive in bee tree stob]
Bee hive in bee tree stob

I guess they will relocate, but at least they did not get suddenly evicted.

The bee tree was far from the largest of the fourteen big trees down we’ve counted so far. Two more were less than a hundred feet away towards the cypress swamp. Continue reading

Six inches of rain in two days, swamp full 2021-07-05

A month of no rain ended mid-June, capped by 3.5 inches July 4th and another 3 inches July 5th, according to the bucket-and-yardstick rain gauge. Our cypress swamp, which had only puddles, is now full and overflowing.

[3.5 + 6 inches of rain, cypress swamp]
3.5 + 6 inches of rain, cypress swamp

That chair was above the cypress swamp high water mark for this year. Now it’s in the water.

I’m renaming the front driveway Twin Creeks. Most of its flow goes into the swamp. Continue reading

Icy Pond 2018-01-03

Snowmaggeddon was a good day to stay off the roads, so I took a kayak on our pond. Saw buzzards, heard some ducks and probably a beaver. Lots of plants looking very strange.

Icy boats, Put-in

Icy boats, Put-in

Ice on pond, Put-in
Ice on pond, Put-in

Clear spot under log, Put-in
Clear spot under log, Put-in

Frozen, Put-in
Frozen, Put-in

Movie: Ice breaker (18M), Starting out

Movie: Ice breaker (18M), Starting out
video

Movie: Ice floe (21M), Starting out
Movie: Ice floe (21M), Starting out
video

Gretchen on shore, Starting out
Gretchen on shore, Starting out

Ice leaf, Starting out
Ice leaf, Starting out

Ice, clear, snow, The pond

Ice, clear, snow, The pond

Snow behind, The pond
Snow behind, The pond

Ice floe, The pond
Ice floe, The pond

Two ice, The pond
Two ice, The pond

More ice ahead, The pond
More ice ahead, The pond

Ice on top, Floating bottom

Ice on top, Floating bottom

Various plants, Floating bottom
Various plants, Floating bottom

Tree limbs, Floating bottom
Tree limbs, Floating bottom

Snow drift, Floating bottom
Snow drift, Floating bottom

Frozen, Floating bottom
Frozen, Floating bottom

Siberia, Floating bottom
Siberia, Floating bottom

Detail, Floating bottom
Detail, Floating bottom

Grass, Floating bottom
Grass, Floating bottom

Heron tree, Floating bottom
Heron tree, Floating bottom

Lily pads, Floating bottom

Lily pads, Floating bottom

Slant tree, East Shore

Slant tree, East Shore

Mistletoe, East Shore
Mistletoe, East Shore

Ice mistletoe, East Shore
Ice mistletoe, East Shore

Slant to mistletoe, East Shore
Slant to mistletoe, East Shore

Spanish moss, Center

Spanish moss, Center

Water colors, Center
Water colors, Center

Ice and fluff, Center
Ice and fluff, Center

Ice tuft water, Center
Ice tuft water, Center

Floating bottom edge, Center
Floating bottom edge, Center

Lily and bladderwort, Center
Lily and bladderwort, Center

Lily pads, Center

Lily pads, Center

Near and far, Center
Near and far, Center

Old dam, Beaver houses

Old dam, Beaver houses

Movie: Wind and ice (16M), Beaver houses
Movie: Wind and ice (16M), Beaver houses
Video

Beaver mansions, Beaver houses
Beaver mansions, Beaver houses

Closer, Beaver houses
Closer, Beaver houses

Closeup, Beaver houses
Closeup, Beaver houses

Lily with ice, Between dams

Lily with ice, Between dams

Movie: Icy beaver dam (20M), Between dams
Movie: Icy beaver dam (20M), Between dams
Video

More ice below, Between dams
More ice below, Between dams

Along the beaver dam, Between dams
Along the beaver dam, Between dams

Sky, Between dams
Sky, Between dams

Shiny ice, Between dams
Shiny ice, Between dams

Shiny shore, Between dams
Shiny shore, Between dams

Ripples, Catface

Ripples, Catface

Paddle and shore, Catface
Paddle and shore, Catface

Shore, Catface
Shore, Catface

Way out, Turn back

Way out, Turn back

Lily ice, Turn back
Lily ice, Turn back

Lily, Turn back
Lily, Turn back

Ice, Turn back
Ice, Turn back

Reflecting, Big beaver house

Reflecting, Big beaver house

With banana boat for scale, Big beaver house
With banana boat for scale, Big beaver house

East slope, Big beaver house
East slope, Big beaver house

Top, Big beaver house
Top, Big beaver house

Point with paddle, Yellow jessamine

Point with paddle, Yellow jessamine

Two flowers, Yellow jessamine
Two flowers, Yellow jessamine

Beaver house, jessamine, Yellow jessamine
Beaver house, jessamine, Yellow jessamine

Lily pads, East shore

Lily pads, East shore

Ice, East shore
Ice, East shore

Ice encroaching on lily pads, East shore
Ice encroaching on lily pads, East shore

Ice pad closeup, East shore
Ice pad closeup, East shore

Across the ice, West shore

Across the ice, West shore

Cypress, Northwards

Cypress, Northwards

Cypress portrait, Northwards
Cypress portrait, Northwards

Far shore, Northwards
Far shore, Northwards

Video playlist.

-jsq

Today! A good day for growing things and learning about them inside @ SOGALO17 2017-01-21

Come on down this morning to PineVale Elementary and learn about growing things in our south Georgia subtropical climate! It’s rainy this morning and afternoon, and breezy all day; a great day for growing, and South Georgia Growing Local will be inside a new venue with cooking facilities!

5:54 AM EST 21 Jan 2017 When: 9AM-4:30 PM, Saturday, January 21st 2017

Where: Pinevale Elementary School, 930 Lake Park Road, Valdosta GA.

Facebook: event and Community

Web: page with schedule.

If you’re still not convinced, watch Gretchen explain it on the radio with Continue reading