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By Tom Seymour | Jul 19, 2020

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No news is good news, so they say. And that’s just what we have for Waldo news this week. Now on to other items.

I notice that we are nearing what I term, “yellow time.” That’s when, in late summer, yellow flowering plants dominate the landscape. St. Johnswort lines the roads and coreopsis brighten gardens. And dare I say it? Goldenrod will soon bloom.

The only thing wrong here is that it is not yet late summer. We have a paradox, since the season began wet and cold, putting plants back by perhaps two weeks. And now, plants that shouldn’t bloom quite yet, are blooming.

Even the blueberry crop is coming around a bit early. What does this all presage, if anything? No one knows, but we’ll eventually find out.

Difficult conditions

I, along with lots of other people, wanted to see comet NEOWISE in the northwest skies, but cloudy conditions have prevailed and now there’s not much time left to see this (nearly) naked-eye comet.

Weekly quote

“Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.” — Thomas Jefferson

 

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