The Backyard Science group regularly publishes The Daily Bucket, which features observations of the world around us. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds, flowers and anything natural or unusual are worthy additions to the Bucket and its comments. Please let us know what is going on around you in a comment. Include, as close as is comfortable for you, where you are located (and photos!). Each note is a record that we can refer to as we try to understand the patterns that are unwinding around us.As many have noted lately, the end of summer is nearly here, and fall is right around the corner. Growing has slowed, seed pods have formed, and the days are growing shorter. This time of year, my veggie garden starts to look like this as I harvest crops and get the ground ready for compost and mulch in anticipation of the next growing season:
My growing restlessness, which led to a late-night decision to leave early in the morning to go for a hike at Mt. Rainier--northeast corner of the park out of Sunrise:
Here's one of those chipmunks:
"Spotlight on Green News & Views" is posted every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. on the Daily Kos front page. It's a great way to catch up on diaries you might have missed. Be sure to recommend and comment in the diary.