Category Archives: Mason CIty

Put The Spotlight On Them

Put The Spotlight On Them
I would say this was likely the most pleasant day we've had so far this March, and likely because the wind wasn't blowing. I can't wait until Sunday arrives where we'll be basking in 60+ degree temperatures. It's time to get your porches, decks and patios cleaned off because summertime temps are on their way.When looking at my calendar at offic … continue reading

Close Alignment with Temporal Affairs

Close Alignment with Temporal Affairs
Another chilly day in March arrived with the gusts of wind strong enough to cause me to a few steps backward while walking. Fortunately I wasn't out in it anymore than I had to be, and glad for it because I'm really getting the feeling of wanting to be over with these cold days. Whenever someone says we have six months of winter in North Iowa, you' … continue reading

1125 W. State St. Mason City IA

1125 W. State St. Mason City IA
Another windy March day arrived which caused it to be much colder than expected, but we have to remember we're still officially in the grip of winter. The upside of it all, are the longer daylight hours we're getting which gives us more time to get what we need done before darkness falls.I called the owners of 1125 W. State Street this morning … continue reading

Blanche and Freeze for Later

Blanche and Freeze for Later
For whatever reason, I thought it was supposed to start snowing somewhere around mid-afternoon, but even at this hour, there's not been a flurry. Each time I was outdoors in that very damp wind, I could smell a hint of snow, so we're likely going to be shoveling tomorrow morning. Let's hope it isn't any more than the one to three inches.After g … continue reading

Worst North Iowa Winter

Worst North Iowa Winter
Of course the wind had to be back at it again today, and now coming from the south which is why we're supposed to be well-above freezing tomorrow. While on the phone with a colleague this morning, I insisted that over all these long years of living in North Iowa, I can't remember a winter having so many windy days. I'm sure it all has to do with th … continue reading

Driving In This Howling Wind

Driving In This Howling Wind
Another day of yo-yoing weather has taken place, and I'm just not so sure how dangerous the streets and roads are going to be when tomorrow arrives. When out driving this afternoon, at one moment it was raining, and the next my windshield was getting pelleted with frozen sleet. I'm hoping everyone made it home without any ditch-diving or fender-ben … continue reading

My Cherished Assortment of Mpingo Wood Carvings

My Cherished Assortment of Mpingo Wood Carvings
I mentioned to a colleague of mine today how I believe this winter has had far more windy days than we've normally had in the past, and after a moment, it was agreed upon.  Every time I was out of doors today, that biting wind was enough to take my breath away, which is why I try to keep my mouth covered whenever out in such cold. Of course the we … continue reading

Books are Like Imprisoned Souls

Books are Like Imprisoned Souls
You can bet I wasn't liking this morning's minus seven below zero, but at least the strong wind of last night did lower itself down to not much more than a whisper. We're fast approaching the middle of February which should finally bring to an end these days of biting cold.Come Spring, it'll be interesting to see how well our trees and shrubs h … continue reading

Really Good DNA

Really Good DNA
Gee, do you think we've had enough of this yo-yoing weather this winter? I couldn't believe how pleasant it was again while driving to work, but not two hours later, the wind changed directions and started blowing that strong and bitterly cold air which managed to turn that large puddle of melted snow at the back of my office, into my personal ice … continue reading

The La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits
It was a delightful drive to office this morning with our temps hovering around thirty-seven degrees and no slippery roads to navigate. It sounds like we may be getting a smattering of snow tomorrow, but from the sounds of it, it'll be all melted off on Friday. Yes, as the days grow longer and we get closer to Spring, we know fully-well any snow ac … continue reading