December Observations

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JANUARY | FEBRUARY | MARCH | APRIL | MAY | JUNE| JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | DECEMBER

 

December Flora…

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Leaves of maples, gums, grapes and more turning color, Golden Raintree finishing it’s yellow blooms and showing the reddish colored seed pods. Mexican Mint Marigold in bloom, Heavy fog in mornings, mosquitos are still an issue due to the warmer temperatures during November.  The Hickory trees are bright yellow by Christmas and we enjoyed the orange color on the persimmon tree  Aloe vera in full bloom. We harvested the last ripe key limes on the 9th.

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December Fauna…

icon tch faunaDecember mornings begin early. At dawn, the resident Sand Hill Cranes call each day throughout the pond.  They have been absent for a while.  Geese were heard the first day December.  Armadillos a active as is the squirrel population.

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December Celestial Observations…

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When the “Full Cold Moon” rises on Dec. 3, it will also be the first and last “supermoon” of 2017. We watched it rise, so orange and beautiful. December 13th, moon meets mars. December 13 – 14 Geminid Meteor Shower peak, December 21-22 Ursid Meteor Shower peak.  From our dock we will see Orion, high in the East, Taurus, Aires and Pisces  in the southern sky.

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