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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Backyard Almanac: is second Aut-win anything like second breakfast?

Lisa Johnson

Last year on this date, our first Aut-win came to an abrupt end with six inches of snow

When springs run low, and on the brooks, In idle golden freighting, Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush Of woods, for winter waiting; When comrades seek sweet country haunts, By twos and twos together, And count like misers, hour by hour, October's bright blue weather. O suns and skies and flowers of June, Count all your boasts together, Love loveth best of all the year October's bright blue weather.
Helen Hunt Jackson, "Poems". Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893

Larry has announced the official start to Aut-win - exactly one year to the day from our record-setting October 20, 2020 snowfall.

Plusthe moon was spectacular this week, the tamaracks are providing a splended fall-color encore, and you canread the full text of Helen Hunt Jackson's poem, October's Bright Blue Weather, here

Lisa Johnson has been a broadcast journalist for 41 years ... and a radio announcer for a teensy bit longer.
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