Friday, June 29, 2007

Those crisp, cool days of...summer?

It's June 29th, right? At least the botanical calendar says it is. Fireweed is in bloom. Last weekend, we had temperatures in the 90's and high humidity. This morning the thermometer read 35. Fahrenheit, that is. Darn near freezing. As I have mentioned previously, I live in the unofficial coldest spot in Minnesota.

Not that I'm complaining. If the whole summer could be like this, I wouldn't mind, as long as we had some rain once in a while. High temperatures today are supposed to hit the mid seventies. Perfect.

And now, the not-so-daily, or even not very weekly lupine picture. Seeds should be popping soon, and it looks like there will be plenty for those of you who wanted some.


Floridacracker said...

That's crazy!
That's one wacky state you got there.

Cathy said...

Having never had a personal relationship with lupine - I'm scanning this post thinking - hmmm . . .she forgot to put the picture of lupine in here. Then I realized - Ah! Seed pods! Cool.Those are serious pods.

Deb said...

FC- I live in a geographical oddity.

Cathy- I had a post a couple weeks ago about this lupine. They are serious pods; if I did not know they were somewhat poisonous I would stir fry them and have them for dinner!

Lynne said...

I don't think we made it down quite that low at Hasty Brook, but DANG- it was chilly! But man-oh-man is was sweet to bury ourselves under the blankets in the camper!

Deb said...

Lynne- I would rather bury myself in blankets than suffer a night of heat and humidity. Our low temps are usually lower than Moose Lake or Cloquet, for some odd geographical reason.