Frosted Leaf Just when I thought we had seen the "last gasp" of Ole Man Winter, we get five inches of heavy wet snow. The flower beds had been cleaned of mulch and winter debris, flowers blooming, trees were leafing out, the grass was emerald green and recently mowed, and spring vegetables had been seeded … Continue reading April Snow
Clemantis We are barely three weeks into the winter season and I'm sick of it already. Three measurable snow falls and three days of single digit temps was a brutal wake-up call. The fields are brown, the trees are bare, the nights are long, the fireplace broken in, the garden a distant memory, the bird … Continue reading Clemantis
Nebraska Winter As predicted a powerful snowstorm hit Nebraska Saturday night; 8-10" of snow with winds gusting 40-50 mph. Thankfully, we have a calm sunny day to dig out. Uggh! Using the words of the Nebraska State Tourism Board's latest slogan: "Nebraska, it's not for everyone."
One week left in April and we finally got a rain. Only .17 inches, but it's sure better than snow. Things are finally starting to pop up and show signs of life. Thought for the Day: April Showers bring May Flowers ... hopefully.
About a year ago, we were sitting on the beach of our condo in Sanibel Island, Florida enjoying a beverage while watching the sun go down. Today, our friends from the Boston area are hunkered down in six feet of snow ... with more on the way. Uggh! The Midwest isn't exactly balmy, … Continue reading Happy Hour
Winter is not even half over and I'm climbing the walls. In a couple days I'll be on Sanibel Island, Florida for a week, hoping it will snow 15" in Nebraska while I'm gone. Right now? I'm just standing by. Thought for the Day: A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no … Continue reading Standing By
Two days ago it was another balmy day in the midwest, with unseasonably warm weather and no moisture in sight. Just three nights ago, I took this same shot, click Christmas Traditions 3, and the lawn was still green. What a difference a day makes! Last night, Mother Nature blessed us with over 8" of … Continue reading Another Day