life, nature

Fascinating

Shh, listen. Can you hear that? It sounds like a babbling brook.

The nearest creek is six blocks away, yet the trickling sounds like a stream circling the entire house.

I follow my ears to find where this is coming from.

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life, weather

No Escape from Mother Nature

When I lived in Florida, I experienced about a half dozen hurricanes. Not all at once, of course, but a few darkened our door within weeks of each other. None were direct hits, but when a giant storm is moving across a narrow peninsula, there really is no way to avoid the affects.

Now that I’m back in Chicago, I don’t have to worry about hurricanes anymore, but Mother Nature has a way of reminding us she’s still in charge.

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life, weather

It’s so hot that …

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… I saw Satan drinking a frozen latte. ~ author unknown

Has anyone else ever put ice cubes into their washing machine? Can you believe that it gets so hot here that tap water can’t get cold? It’s lukewarm at its coolest. I don’t get the opportunity to choose to wash clothes in cold water. Oh sure, I can choose the cold setting, but there will be no cold water pouring out of the spout. I’ve actually put ice into my washing machine to help cool down the water at least a little. Thank God for my refrigerator’s ice machine. Continue reading “It’s so hot that …”

life, weather

A Child’s View of Thunderstorms

Here is a cute little message I got in my email. I figured it fit with my theme of thunderstorms over my last few postings.

A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning. Continue reading “A Child’s View of Thunderstorms”

life, poetry, weather

Another Day in the Rainy Season

written by Lori (L. Virelli)

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Morning blurs through foggy moisture
on household windows
drip, dripping down the glass,
its chalky streaks left behind. Continue reading “Another Day in the Rainy Season”