The first weekend of June approaches, and it’s shaping up to be a good one. We are starting off the day to a splendid sunrise living life above the clouds. Curious to see if those clouds will break up and disappear, stay put, or slowly rise up and cover us, as the forecast is calling for mostly cloudy conditions today. Either way, the air is relatively calm, our temp is around 50°, and the early birds are chirping. We could get close to a high of 60° this afternoon. Yesterday turned out to be fairly decent up here, with an occasional breeze, only a handful of intermittent rain sprinkles, and varying cloud layers. We eventually saw skies break around supper time and were treated to a pleasant evening. Saturday’s forecast looks similar to today, and Sunday should be nice as well until a chance for rain showers later in the day.
The mountain ash trees that are one of the few leafy types up this high are showing early signs of decent bloom clusters. This particular tree does not produce blooms or fruit every year, and it’s been several years since we’ve witnessed a good show. Which could be due to a recovery period from the severe drought of 2016, or the fact that we’ve endured excessive rainfall in the years since. Perhaps they finally like what this spring has delivered. The white blooms of late June eventually turn into the bright red berries, enjoyed by black bears, in autumn.
Have a great day.