Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Signs of Autumn
Signs of autumn are starting to show in the vegetation. Here's a photo of the front yard Tuesday afternoon. The dogwood has gone purple and the Spiraea is turning yellow and red. Not much color in the birch and aspen yet but it will not be long.
Oh yeah, yesterday was the first day since July 23rd with zero precipitation here at Keystone Ridge. The 23 days is the longest streak of consecutive days with some precipitation in 15+ years of record here. However, total rainfall during this time was only slightly above normal. A lot of days with trace, 0.01 or 0.02 inches of rain. Output from the solar panels though is way down from the past few years.