Category Archives: Mason CIty

Since They Started Keeping Records

Since They Started Keeping Records
Our morning wasn't so delightful, but when the afternoon arrived, our sun certainly brightened and warmed things up. I absolutely love how the lowered sun creates an entirely difference perspective on how we view the out-of-doors. Be it the trees, the fields, houses and buildings, there's a distinct visual difference. I can't imagine anyone having … continue reading

Don’t Fly such Flags unless they’re Flying Below

Don’t Fly such Flags unless they’re Flying Below
With it being another early and very quiet Sunday morning, I headed to office early enough to get my contemplative prayer session completed before I had to seat myself at the piano at the rear of my office and run thru the music selections I was given to play at St. Paul Lutheran this morning. With all the the commotion of this past week, it took m … continue reading

We’d better Button Down our Hatches

We’d better Button Down our Hatches
With our days still warmer than normal, it's been a delight to be able to walk around outdoors with summer clothes on. Yes, our nights are chilly, but not soon after the sun rises, it's warm again. I'm not so sure we're going to see the Fall colors in our trees this year because I've noticed even the sugar maple leaves turning only a solid yellow. … continue reading

The Inland Migration is still Happening

The Inland Migration is still Happening
Without question, it was an absolutely beautiful day today, and if we can be blessed with days like this for the remainder of October, those evil months of November, December and January will be more easily endured. I've often considered North Iowa's weather as being an example of one always having to endure the thorns of a rose to enjoy the beauty … continue reading

It Would be Giving the Historic Park Inn

It Would be Giving the Historic Park Inn
In spite of it being a gloomy fog-like morning, the sun did finally come out this afternoon which not only warmed us up, but also gave our landscapes a good drying with those cool breezes coming out of the north. I can definitely tell Fall is approaching due to the way in which the lowering sun is casting shadows. Just today an old client of mine w … continue reading

The Resonating Energy of an Earthquake

The Resonating Energy of an Earthquake
Oh what a miserable day of a near non-stop drizzle we had, and when expecting the rain to be over before dawn, our weather forecasters managed to strike out once again with their predictions. I did read an article today which confirmed my suspicions as well as having sent a few chills up my spine when reading about how this global warming is going … continue reading

Self-ordained as being Impure Thought-less

Self-ordained as being Impure Thought-less
At last the temps are starting to drop, but unfortunately the sun is sleeping on the other side a little longer, as I really got a good reminder of how fast Fall is approaching when having to be at the office an hour earlier and it completely dark outside as I was driving. Those who're heat and sun lovers, are certainly happy about having a good ru … continue reading

Elbow Grease and Imagination is Out of Vogue

Elbow Grease and Imagination is Out of Vogue
I'm sure everyone was glad to see the rain arrive, and since I have yet to hear how much we received, I'll wager we got a good half inch or more. At least we'll continue to see our landscapes on the green side instead of what's happening out West. I'm sure many on the coast of New England are bracing themselves for that hurricane moving in their di … continue reading

Your Words and Influence will Plant the Seed

Your Words and Influence will Plant the Seed
Depending where a person was at today, our temps were ranging in the lower to mid and upper 80's, which is quite unusual considering it's already the 18th of August. If it were just a day or two, it would be different, but when it's a daily occurrence, that's when it' becomes deeply troubling. Every morning when I'm checking the news, there's alway … continue reading

So Cleverly Manage to Cloak

So Cleverly Manage to Cloak
Oh it was a bit chilly again this morning, and if it be my choice to control our temperature settings, I'd have it warmer in the morning and cooler in the afternoon. It's been a surprise to find the temps still up in the 80's when the weather forecasters have been saying it was supposed to be in the 70's. Oh well, we just have to accept what we get … continue reading