Monday, 8;15 AM. 22 degrees F, wind W, light. The sky is overcast but seems to be clearing, the silvery sunlight lining a few of the dark gray clouds. We had a very light dusting of snow last night. It was cold but not bitter walking, since there was little wind. The barometer predicts partly cloudy skies.
Winter is upon us.
Tomorrow we head for a regional meeting of city foresters in Wausau, where we will discuss, among other topics, better opportunities for urban tree diversity, an important topic in which I am greatly interested. If we can get going early enough I want to check out a very large public hunting grounds near Marshfield, and see if Buddy and I can find a pheasant (there are none as far north as Bayfield). I also have to get out the deer rifle and do some shooting before the season opens on Saturday.
From the Associated Press, 11/10/12:
POLICE USE BULLDOZERS TO RAZE ILLEGAL HOUSING
Bulldozers moved in on Friday, destroying homes constructed on illegally sold land, despite efforts by protesters to stop the demolition. The Housing Department identified 113 houses in the area that it said were illegally built on land intended for government housing.
Where? Louisiana, New Jersey? Who? FEMA?
No, no, and nope. Lenasia, South Africa, and the South African Department of Housing.
But admit it, you were a bit worried, weren’t you?