March 10, 2020

Morning story.

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21 comments:

Winnie said...

So lovely. Serene.

Nonapod said...

Johns Hopkins University has an excellent site for information on the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

Dave Begley said...

Nice shots, Ann. You have an eye for beauty.

Browndog said...

CDC is still refusing to allow testing as a way to keep the number of confirmed cases low.

Browndog said...

Joe Biden's rally last night in a Detroit Gymnasium, a marquee event that featured two Senators and the Governor, was an epic disaster on every level.

clint said...

Lovely.

Do you know what those birds are? It's hard to tell in silhouette, but they don't look like egrets, or like the herons we get around here.

Quaestor said...

Sandhill cranes or something rarer?

tcrosse said...

Serenity Now!

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Joe Biden's rally last night in a Detroit Gymnasium, a marquee event that featured two Senators and the Governor, was an epic disaster on every level.

Did Joe forget what office he's running for again?

Temujin said...

Is that grass I'm seeing in a photo from Wisconsin? Does that mean....March Madness is about to begin?

Thankfully.

etbass said...

You really do have a talent, Althouse. Thanks for sharing. Makes me (a cataract implant fellow), feel great that you can see this stuff yourself so much better.

Ann Althouse said...

"Do you know what those birds are?"

They are sandhill cranes.

I'll have some bright sunlight pictures of them later... plus some video with them flying and singing.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

cool birds!
Sandhill cranes? excellent.

Ann Althouse said...

"Is that grass I'm seeing in a photo from Wisconsin?"

Yes, almost all the snow has melted. In fact, I stepped in mud up to my ankle when I got into position to take that photograph (the one with the moon).

It's been in the 40s and 50s for a few days, and there was plenty of rain yesterday.

Sunday was clear and close to 60. It was treated by Madisonians as a festival. We biked the Capital City Trail (20 miles) and it was full of bikers, many with children on board, and lots of walkers and dogs. Many people wore no jackets. Lots of bare arms too... and men in shorts... who all got a pass from me for their heartiness (hardiness?).

Quaestor said...

...who all got a pass from me for their heartiness (hardiness?).

If they were also cheerful both apply.

Quaestor said...

Those must be Sandhill cranes. Though they are in silhouette and there is no obvious reference of scale, Whoopers are decidedly neckier.

Quaestor said...

...who all got a pass from me for their heartiness (hardiness?).

However, given the Orwellian bootiness of Madison's municipal Caligulas, I wouldn't falt those hardy shorts wearers for a lack of heartiness.

Tommy Duncan said...

I was in my backyard yesterday evening when a loud flight of geese passed overhead. A little later a couple of sandhill cranes "clanked" overhead. I admire the optimism of the geese, cranes, ducks and robins every spring as they return to the still frozen north and scramble for sustenance.

Like the trail in Ann's pictures, the south-facing logging trails in SE Minnesota are reappearing from under the snow. Places that were a challenge to reach two weeks ago are now accessible.

Quaestor said...

Ah, crap. Fault, dammit.

Dave Begley said...

The Sandhills Cranes migrate through Central Nebraska this time of year. It is now a big tourist draw.

Leslie Graves said...

This series is the one predictable bright spot of every single day.