Summer Snapshot: Sunshine

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. [Walt Whitman] ~   Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me theContinue reading “Summer Snapshot: Sunshine”

Chasing the Chill from a Snowy Spring Morning

. Mid-April, and it snowed yesterday! Through the early morning, soft flakes filtered down onto roof, railings and unsuspecting branches, whitening the spring landscape.   Busy chickadees, sparrows and a pair of red-winged blackbirds clung to the birdfeeder devouring nutty calories. I glanced up from my writing to watch them jostle for prime positions, andContinue reading “Chasing the Chill from a Snowy Spring Morning”

Simmering Summer

Today is the first in a forecasted series of 32oC days. I retreated indoors and closed blinds against the sun when breezes stilled and the motionless air outside became too heavy. Now slits of light leave stripes on the family room floor.  Except for the occasional flitting dragonfly, there is no movement out in theContinue reading “Simmering Summer”

Weather, Whether or Not

It seems meteorologists aren’t as dependable as we might wish. Weather, whether or not science would like us to believe otherwise, still does its own thing. Last weekend the five day forecast for our area showed five days of rain. Instead we had sun, sun, drenching rain, a blizzard, and sun. Go figure.   AsContinue reading “Weather, Whether or Not”