Monthly Archives: May 2021

Thrasher’s Table

Thrasher’s Table
It sure seemed like a repeat of a Sunday morning, and so much so, I was prompted to return to my contemplative setting for a continuation of yesterday's session once I arrived at office. What I found most touching, as well as encouraging this morning, was my having gone deeper within, than I had since I started over a year ago, but back when I was … continue reading

Whenever In the Woods

Whenever In the Woods
It was a chilly and wet early Sunday morning while making my first stop at the cemetery to pay my "official" respects to some of my deceased family members. While standing over their graves, my thoughts went back to kinder and gentler times, and when nearly compelled to start speaking out loud about the things that've happened since their deaths, I … continue reading

The More Dim

The More Dim
Without a doubt, my day started off on the wrong foot when seeing we had frost, and not just a light one in our lowlands, but nearly everywhere I looked while driving to work this morning. Some would've thought it a beautiful sight when seeing the frosted roofs sparkling in our morning sun, but the damage done last night was definitely there, and m … continue reading

Inexorable Imperative

Inexorable Imperative
When checking the lowlands this morning, there was just a very light dusting of frost in the lowest of areas which was of a great relief for me, and fortunately my pepper and tomato plants dodged that little bullet of frost. I mentioned something today to one of my clients the fact that I've never in all these years seen it arrive this late. My bel … continue reading

A Blade of Grass

A Blade of Grass
My how our temps have taken a plunge into what's feeling like late April again. I was shocked when hearing earlier today that we may have a frost overnight, but then later noticed it's only supposed to get down to around 36 degrees. I'll be hoping it's not going to drop any lower, as I now have my peppers and tomatoes planted, and will be heart-bro … continue reading

Bargain-basement Beauty

Bargain-basement Beauty
Another whirl-wind day arrived with my having to get everything I needed done before the hour of eight arrived, as I had myself committed to another all-day online Zoom class which ate-up nearly my entire day.Today's class count was a whopping 66 people, but I do have to give the instructor credit for doing a pretty good job of splitting us up … continue reading

Not the Snakes

Not the Snakes
Oh how wonderful the weather was today, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get out and enjoy it as much as I'd wanted, but as we in real estate know fully well, business must always come first when trying to make a decent living. My morning started extra-early again with having another file to work on before a seller arrived to sign his transfer do … continue reading

Steel Posts and Barbed-Wire

Steel Posts and Barbed-Wire
With a great deal of desk work awaiting me at office, I made it there about an hour earlier than normal, just so I would have enough quiet time to get some research done and documents prepared. It was a good thing I did, because when then hour of eight arrived, the calls and emails began rolling in.With our weather being as pleasant, I was glad … continue reading

Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic Fields
When reading our weather last evening, it was saying our rain was over, but while out this morning, it was sprinkling off and on, and then a good pavement-wetting arrived. Oh well, what can we say about North Iowa's unpredictable weather?Upon arrival at office, I at once proceeded to get my Sunday morning contemplative prayer session started. I … continue reading

Is There an Arborist

Is There an Arborist
After all this rain, our humidity levels went thru the roof, and when our temps creeped beyond the 80 mark, it was feeling very much like a sauna outdoors. Every year, I find it quite amazing how everything suddenly turns a near florescent green. Now the race begins in keeping those fast-growing weeds under control and our lawns mowed.Speaking … continue reading