Monthly Archives: May 2022

Ditch The Cyrillic Alphabet

Ditch The Cyrillic Alphabet
Another chilly day came and went, and what's got me the most worried, is the possibility of getting a light frost in the lowlands, and of course, I technically live in one of them. I'll be beside myself if my tomatoes and peppers get frozen because they're exceptionally sensitive to the cold. Another early start was precipitated by my having to … continue reading

They’d Multiplied In The Night

They’d Multiplied In The Night
We had another about-face with the temps again which caused me to dress heavy enough to keep myself insulated against that cold wind coming out of the north. It sounds like it's going to be even colder tomorrow than it was today. That darned wind was so strong yesterday, it broke off one of my cucumber plants which means I'll have see if I can find … continue reading

Driving On A Washboard

Driving On A Washboard
The rain was welcome this morning, but this afternoon's wind wasn't. I sure hope we don't get any severe storms tonight. I still think all those fires out on the West Coast combined with all of them up in Siberia, are seeding the clouds and making more rain in the Midwest. It sounds like the area around Rochester Minnesota is expecting large hail. … continue reading

Various Shades Of Deep-Blue

Various Shades Of Deep-Blue
Without the wind blowing so strong, I'd say we had a very pleasant day of May. Whenever I was outdoors, I was often catching whiffs of lilacs, and while at a home with many of them, their perfume was so strong, it was almost nauseating. The bulk of my morning was spent meeting with buyers and sellers, and by the time Noon arrived, I had everyone … continue reading

They Don’t Even Know Sic-‘Em

They Don’t Even Know Sic-‘Em
The light rainfall we were getting today, was what the farmers would always consider their "million dollar rain" because it would come down slow enough to where it would soak into the soil before creating a run-off. Since I wasn't awakened in the night by lightening or thunder, the way it came down, must've been similar to what we were getting most … continue reading

4 Bittersweet, Mason City, IA

4 Bittersweet, Mason City, IA
Once again, if the wind wasn't blowing so hard, it would've been about as perfect a day one could expect in North Iowa. Let's hope we do get the rain that's been forecasted because I officially have everything in the ground except for the baby Magnolia trees which are still have in flats. I haven't yet planted them outside because there was three m … continue reading

Pulitzer Prizes For Fiction

Pulitzer Prizes For Fiction
It was an up, out and at 'em this morning just so I could get my contemplative prayer session completed, and I've found that the earlier I get to my darkened corner, the less noise distractions I have to deal with when hearing cars driving past my office. Just as I was approaching my office, I noticed a suspicious looking character looking in the w … continue reading

National Library of Lies

National Library of Lies
It would've been a near perfect day if the wind wasn't at it again, but I guess we gotta take what's handed to us. After seeing all the farm equipment out in our fields, the farmers must be thinking they'd better get their crops planted before the next rain. I haven't yet looked at the 10 day forecast, so they possibly know something more, and like … continue reading

Systematic Cold-Blooded Murder

Systematic Cold-Blooded Murder
Thank goodness the temps finally dropped a good twenty degrees from what they were these past two days because I wasn't the least bit prepared for it. Now if I can get my garden seeds all planted this weekend just so everything is in before the next rain, I'll be set for the season. Pretty much my entire day was filled with following up on email … continue reading

Worthless Knee-Jerk Greetings

Worthless Knee-Jerk Greetings
When I looked at the temperature Downtown this afternoon, it was hovering around 98 degrees, and with today's wind, I'm sure all of the moisture in the budding trees and plants was getting quickly dried up. I'm still in disbelief it's this hot so early in the season. Nearly my entire day was filled with getting emails and phone calls returned, d … continue reading