The Ciel Show

Saturday, May 21, 2022

And it keeps on coming...

It is still snowing, and is expected to continue all day and into the evening. But with rain in tomorrow and Monday's forecasts, it won't last long! https://flic.kr/ps/rhS1C Today's photos added to last nights... 2pm... And the spring greens are already returning: the maple tree, the lilacs, all weighed down with this heavy wet snow have shed their loads in little avalanches. The street is bare and wet, and my truck has begun to peek out from the snowy blanket over the windshield. It will still... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Snow follies!

Summer yesterday, winter today and tomorrow... We expect 3-4 inches of snow. So Colorado Springs is under both a Fire and Winter Storm warnings at the same time. I have to bring the flowering plants indoors tonight, again. Charlie's LARP event is cancelled--they expect twice as much snow at the camp location, 30 miles or so north of here. I filled the gas tank today. It was something over 27 gallons, and with a gas credit of.80/gal, was $105. Driving Charlie to and from the LARP would have used... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Last Hurrah

They said this is the last Denver StarFest, #45. Between increased costs for less than ideal venues, and covid probably, and people who have been making it happen just deciding they can't or don't want to keep up with it anymore, this is the end. The venue was smaller than the event needed, so it was condensed to small areas for things like the art show/auction, making it all a bit claustrophobic and limited. Happily, there was room for some of the best artists on the convention circuit, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Another weekend, another event

This weekend is the last STARFEST event ever, so the organizers declare. We have gone to it just about every year since I came out here, and sometimes had a vendor booth or table on the main floor. Charlie has had, in recent years, a space in the art show/auction. This year, he'll be there with his bears and various other arts. He will spend the weekend there after I drop him off with his goods today, and I'll go up Sunday only to catch the art auction before it closes. Each event has hosted a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Spring airs and mysteries

The wind is up again... The maple boughs are tossing and waving in the wind, it's rich summer green well-developed now, though not yet as full as they will be. I look forward to the lovely green sea when they fill out, though they cut off my view from the mountains. The air smells like spring today! The lilacs, now blooming, are bouncing about outside the kitchen window. They don't send out much scent, but this year there are quite a lot of flowers. I'm watching--again--my favorite of all the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Winds of Change

And here is the wind back again, with possible gusts up to 40mph. I am wondering what climate changes have to do with this so I have looked up a few articles, and it does indeed appear that winds speeds are increasing and that climate change plays a part. However, it is linked not only to the changes human activity has amplified, but to natural climate shift cycles. This is great news for wind-energy, but it is not so good for the increase of wild fires across the globe. And it means I have to... Sign in to see full entry.

Numbers and more numbers...!

So many numbers in my life! Some less important than others, like the stats on how many of my photos on Flickr get looked at, or how many reads my blog posts are getting, and how many pennies are gathering! Then there are the important ones, the blood sugar level numbers and how they average out over 3 months. This morning that number was just above the desired maximum which is 170. For the past long while, those numbers have hovered in the mid-200s, even over 300 sometimes. These are not... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Tuesday sundown notes

And here it is, the end of another Tuesday... It has been a lovely day, nearly hot! And the wind has settled, for now. I had another chat with the diabetes nurse today, and now have another adjustment to the meds. This time, an increase to the oral one that lowers blood sugar, rather than increasing the insulin that nudges the pancreas into making more natural insulin. In fact, she says that sometimes that nudge reminds the pancreas how to do its job, and may, in fact, let me drop the whole... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Down time, finally back up!

For several days now, internet has been intermittant... very annoying! But it appears to be repaired as of last night. Maybe. We'll see. Happiest of Mothers' Days to everyone who has been and has had a mother! Charlie was going to break out the smoker in the back yard to smoke me a nice big pork shoulder for dinner, but now we have a high fire risk warning and high winds warnings, and so outdoor cooking is not on. He suggested I could slow-cook it in the oven. I suggested that he could. It is my... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Ups and downs

So, Charlie won't be getting lasik surgery. It turns out, his corneas are too thin for the procedure. Now he is looking into prescription goggles for his steampunk looks, and has a prescription in hand for new regular glasses. For the length of time he's wanted lasik, and planned for it, this is quite a downer, but he's not one to waste a lot of time being sad about it. He loves the eyesight he has to be willing to risk it! Sun is out again today, and temps trending upwards. Should be a lovely... Sign in to see full entry.

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