Category Archives: Life

Our First Tackles

Our First Tackles
Twas a bit on the nippy side again this morning with our humidity hovering around 95% along with a near gale-force wind out of the northwest. It sure doesn't feel like the Octobers I once knew, but such is to be expected when global warming and climate change is thrown into the mix.There was enough to keep me busy at office early-on until the h … continue reading

Survival Modes

Survival Modes
After hearing how much snow Southern Iowa and the Minneapolis area received several days ago, I guess I have no cause to be complaining about the possibility of snow for our area this coming Sunday. Yes, it seems as though Mother Nature has dismissed Fall as being one of her four seasons. I haven't heard how much rain we received these past 24 hour … continue reading

House Mouse Brown

House Mouse Brown
I dare say it couldn't have been a more gloomy day in mid-October with our intermittent light rain and a dampness that entered every exposed pore. Let's just hope we get the moisture we needed and then move on to many more pleasant sun-filled Fall days.The very first thing on my agenda this morning was to continue working on my "problem child" … continue reading

Jellied Giggle Water

Jellied Giggle Water
What happened to Fall? It's only the 19th of October and already there's a possibility of that evil white stuff forecast for tomorrow. I understand getting a light dusting of snow in October, but as in years gone by, it's usually an abnormality at the end of this month. I'm now wondering if we're going to have a repeat of last year where it was ver … continue reading

Wolves and Bears

Wolves and Bears
With it being Sunday morning, my first duty was to head off to my quiet corner so to get another much-needed spiritual workout completed after this past week's crazy happenings. I spent far more time at it because of all the voices and visuals I had to place in perspective and then archive it all for possible future reference. The alignments of the … continue reading

Raging Hormones

Raging Hormones
For a Saturday, it was certainly a much quieter day than most others which was a welcome reprieve from the five days prior. At least it didn't freeze last night which made for a warmer morning, and wouldn't you know, the wind started blowing again once the sun was up. I have no idea what that's all about, but it sure is beginning to make me wonder … continue reading

Teller of Choice

Teller of Choice
After leaving home early this morning and seeing frost on the ground again, I was prepared for a chilly day, but when the wind started back up again, that's when I felt to going to my bones. I found it quite interesting when seeing the wind speed following the sun for two days in a row to where it started up after sunrise and then settled back down … continue reading

Plastique or Metallique

Plastique or Metallique
It was definitely a cold one today, and thankfully, that biting wind went down with the this evening's sun. Every last "hot crop" was picked from my garden because we're likely going to get a real freeze tonight, but on the positive side, our late gardeners did get an extra week or more of ripening time.My small garden at home did relatively we … continue reading

Cedar Valley Seminary

Cedar Valley Seminary
As much as we don't want to admit it, our weather is turning back on the cooler side and it looks like the low-lying areas are going to get another frosting. Once again, I was disappointed to find our skies clouded-over which made for an all the more gray day.From the time I arrived at office, I was busied with last minute chores needing my nea … continue reading

Another Straight-line

Another Straight-line
It ended up being one more beautiful Fall day in spite of our overcast skies early this morning, and once again to my surprise, I was encountering more sprinkling of rain drops on my windshield as I was driving to work this morning. Since I normally drive past the new apartment complex on my way into our Downtown, I found they're now pouring the la … continue reading