Category Archives: storm

WEATHERWISE

Who is that crazy lady running about her yard, shrieking for her husband to quick, come outside and look, snapping pictures at the sky, north, west, south and east? Oh yes, that’s me. I guess I’m a weather freak now.  … Continue reading

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PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!

  There may be wars and threats of wars in our greater world, odious politicians yapping for special interests across our continent, inner city crime and rising gas prices, zero growth jobs, jobs, jobs, hunger and cancer – but all … Continue reading

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SOMEPLACE SAFE

  Yesterday I attended a Ladies Tea. Above all it was a visual delight, each table a riot of someone’s fantasy. Thirty five themes. Cacophonous, gorgeous, silly, whimsical, enchanting.  You name it. Not to mention fun. And yummy. Best of … Continue reading

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BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE – – –

THE SNOW PLOW ARRIVED MIDDAY. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER, OUR OWN PLOWING, BLOWING, SHOVELING ANGELS – LATER – THE AFTERNOON ADVENTURE BEGAN —   HOW DO I BUCKLE THESE SUCKERS?!#%*&#@!~! IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE LONGER?   I THINK I GOT … Continue reading

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ANTICIPATION

ANTICIPATION “We can never know about the days to come But we think about them anyway. And I wonder if I’m really with you now Or just chasin’ after some finer day. Anticipation, anticipation Is makin’ me late Is keepin’ … Continue reading

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PRELUDE

  I was all set to pour a glass of before-dinner-Chardonnay and plump down in my chair with the new issue of Vanity Fair last evening when I remembered Sven.  He was my housewarming present from my cousin Maryanne, a … Continue reading

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A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER

  It’s been “wintry” of late, but today is the first day that looks, smells and feels seriously of winter, in spite of the no-show snow. I can sense it coming and not, like the fog, on “little cat feet” … Continue reading

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HARBINGER

When I went to fill the bird feeders mid morning, I found that the birdbath had accumulated a thick layer of ice in the night, not a thin crusty sheet, but an actual inch that required some serious chopping.  And … Continue reading

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SILHOUETTE

  When we lived at Castenada Lane in Atascadero California, I looked forward to and preferred the time of the year when the valley Oaks were denuded and bare.  Their silhouette was enchanting.  The visual structure and form was an … Continue reading

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NJORD – GOD OF THE WIND

Today is my first taste of a Minnesotan Fall.  And it looks like a lot of work to me.  In the summer I snitched fallen branches from other people’s yards in order to provide the necessary leaves (ratio: 4 to … Continue reading

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