Winter appears to be almost over where I live. We've had 3 snow falls and record breaking cold in spite of the fact that it was predicted to be a La Nina winter with warmer temperatures and dry conditions. We certainly had (and continue to have) very dry conditions, otherwise, La Nina went elsewhere. Oh, … Continue reading Winter
Autumn is a rich, vivid word carrying descriptive tones with its utterance; it is much more appropriate for this season than the simple word, fall. As I write this I am seated on the deck behind my house enjoying the final daylight of a day that has alternated between completely cloudy and a bright blue … Continue reading Autumn Remembered
One more day and August 2020 will be finished and we will turn the calendar to September. As we all know, nothing will change and we will move through another month just as we always have done. However, this year it seems that August has been a blur, a very fast blur. I haven't felt … Continue reading Almost Gone
Welcome to Summer 2020!
I'm sure that many of us are wondering what this summer will bring to our world. This past Spring has been memorable, but not the kind of memorable that makes one want to linger there. However, Spring is behind us and now on to Summer! Let's enjoy cold watermelon and watch some of those lingering … Continue reading Welcome to Summer 2020!
The first hint
With temperatures in the upper 40's, slightly gusty wind and a grey sky the February afternoon wasn't exactly the ideal time to work in the yard, or maybe it was. It was time, I felt, to clean up and trim up a little as well as continue to dispose of the remains of plants that … Continue reading The first hint
The calendar says we have about another month before spring officially arrives, but the weather forecast for tomorrow says 90 degrees! We've had a very warm winter with a freeze in December and a very cold weekend in January that threw the temperatures down into the teens. Then it warmed up. It still looks like … Continue reading Winter’s bareness