Monthly Archives: June 2021

On a Burn

On a Burn
I was ever-so glad it wasn't so hot out today because I was on a burn from the time I arrived at office, and up until I had to call it quits. Isn't it interesting how tolerable summer temps can inspire us to do more than we're used to, and not even notice it?When opening my email this morning, I discovered a message from the agent who had an of … continue reading

The Dawn of Summer Solstice

The Dawn of Summer Solstice
Just by looking at tonight's photo, you can imagine what I was doing prior to 5:30 a.m.this morning, which happened to be my driving around and actively looking for a place to stop and take a few photos of our sunrise. I'll be sharing others, but I thought this one was the most moving because I got the shot just before the sun appeared on the dawn … continue reading

Russian Tarragon

Russian Tarragon
It looks like we're getting a little more of that much-needed rain which should keep our farmers from developing ulcers over their wilting crops. I haven't even looked to see how much we received since Thursday, but I think the dousing we received these past 24 hours was at least a good half inch. By the looks of how quickly it moved thru, I'd say … continue reading

Ninety-something

Ninety-something
When heading out this morning, I found the temps had finally started to drop back down to a zone of comfort. I'm still amazed at how our once normal summers and winters have turned into months of erratic weather patterns. Up until these recent years, I was never fearful of thunderstorms, but since those straight-line winds started in, I cringe ever … continue reading

Contraction of Talented

Contraction of Talented
In spite of receiving a little more rain, it sure ended up being a hot and humid day today, and exceptionally glad I wasn't out in it that much once the afternoon sun arrived. I did get the arrow sign for my open house tomorrow, over to Clear Lake before the worker traffic started, just so all the many more people would see it before tomorrow after … continue reading

Their Gates were Locked

Their Gates were Locked
I was delighted to be awakened in the night by the sound of a storm moving thru, and since it wasn't a nasty one, I soon fell back asleep. When morning arrived, I wasn't sure if we received much if any rain until I noticed all the puddling while driving to work which was a welcome sight.With an early appointment scheduled, I made sure to be at … continue reading

Barnyard Cats

Barnyard Cats
This weather has really been creating havoc with not only our plants, but now our animals as well. Just yesterday I spoke with a gentleman who has a fine apiary which has been his pride and joy since retirement, and when asking how his busy bees have been doing, his tone of voice changed when speaking about how poorly they're doing due to the lack … continue reading

Catty-Cornered

Catty-Cornered
Another repeat of yesterday's heat and dryness came and went, and while driving to work early this morning, I was noticing all the more burned lawns which is makings of a not so beautiful June. If this weather pattern continues, can you imagine what the months of July and August are going to be like? I'm sorry to say, I have to water my struggling … continue reading

Erased from our Culture

Erased from our Culture
It was an early up and out this morning, and mostly due to some additional desk work in need of my attention before the phones started ringing, and without interruptions, I'm always able to get such chores accurately completed in shorter time frames. After finishing up, I headed over to the post office, and then made a special detour to look at a p … continue reading

We Ain’t in Kansas

We Ain’t in Kansas
It was a very early up and out for me, and the main reason being, was my wanting to get a good amount of outdoor work done before it turned hot. For the first time in a number of years, I was fully-dressed in my work clothes and out diligently working shortly after the hour of six, and finally calling it quits about half past ten. All I can say abo … continue reading