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Monday, May 6, 2024

Another Monday

Here it is Monday again, and I've been up since 5:30 listening to the wind whipping through, cavorting among the tree limbs, and attacking the flappaflappa... That's what Charlie calls the sheet of plastic he tucked in over the windshield of the Dentra after Wednesday night when some cockabloodyimbecile* smashed it in just for giggles. The glass place I go to will on this occasion come here to replace it but couldn't do it until today. I am hoping that the wild winds we expect all day won't... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 26, 2024

Establishing Context

Spring warmth and sunshine over the past few days gave over to piles of clouds today and vague suggestions that we might hear a bit of thunder. Well, there has been rain, but nothing dramatic. Last weekend Charlie and I were at the Curiosities Expo, he with his bears and me with my collection of Tarahumara baskets--not all of them, just the ones I decided I could part with. Charlie sent 11 of the Wasteland Bears home with new best friends, and that made it a very satisfying day heartfully and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Could be Winter has passed.

Yesterday was a Summer Day, and today promises more of the same, with temps reaching for 80F and the sun in a cloudless sky. The leaves have begun to open on the lilacs, and on the big maple, buds are full to bursting: By this evening, there will be leaves showing, I'm sure! No snowflakes show on the week's forecast, just sun, a day of wind, and several of rain. Rain is good, we need it here! In a little while I'm heading out to the campground where Charlie has been LARPing this weekend. It's... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Eclipse Day!

The morning sun is shining brightly through the back porch door and I am pondering on the eclipse today from the solar point of view. It is a kind of natural wonder and happy chance that seen from Earth the Moon's disc exactly fits over that of the Sun on such occasions. The Moon is in its 'new' phase, the only side we ever see from here turned towards us so all we see of it is the shadow passing over a limited portion of the Earth. The Moon's other side will be brilliantly reflecting the Sun's... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Spring is on today! Temps in the 70s, second time this week, right after another bit of snow and cold. And this morning, glancing out the kitchen window, I saw leaves peeking out on the lilac bushes. What the weekend holds--anyone's guess! They do say high winds are coming. Last weekend we were at a costume convention where he put his bears in the art show/auction. It wasn't a big money win, only one bear went home, but we met some cool and interesting people, and met up with some longtime... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 25, 2024

"...and one more other thing...!"

The day is grey and breezy and cold again, after a bud-killing low of 19F last night. Sunlight is trying to burn through the overcast, but according to the forecast, winter has a bit more snow to hurl at us here in Colorado. Yesterday afternoon Charlie and I went to see a couple of our theater friends in their closing show--The Making of a Great Moment. (by Peter Simm Nachtrieb) It was a fun little romp which is so lively and odd it defies description, so I can only recommend it to you, if you... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 22, 2024

Friday again already

This morning started a little later than usual because of a dream that I wanted to continue to see where it was going, which I entirely forgot upon waking. I only remember it had a blue/yellow theme which, when I woke, reminded me of Ukraine's colors. First activity of the day was to dust certain shelves in the 'dining room.' The table was still half-bare because Charlie and I sat there doing bookkeeping for the workshop a couple of days ago, and so there was plenty of space near the shelves to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

The 15 inches of snow that started a week ago is nearly gone now. We expect mid-60s temps today, and a few clouds. Last night, Charlie and I went to see the local production of CATS. I know it isn't everyone's favorite musical, especially if one was raised on the Lerner & Lowe classics of the 50s and 60s, and has never made the leap into Andrew Lloyd Webber's style. But I have loved it since first seeing it some 35 years ago when I was privileged to see one of the best of the original... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 15, 2024


It has been snowing pretty constantly since Wednesday night, and now, at 9am on Friday, it's forecast to taper off around noon. Meanwhile... That's how it looked last night and this morning and around noon I'll add a few more shots. The big lilac bushes in the back yard are bowed down to the ground, and I'm hoping that neither they nor the other snow-laden trees will break limbs under the weight. It's a wet snow, the temps have been low 30s mostly, so it's the heavy... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Snow changes all the plans

It started in the wee hours, the snow, now it's at least 6 inches on the back porch rail and still coming down with determination. So my grandkid's appt at the dentist is cancelled for today, and the show Charlie and I planned to see tonight is postponed until next Wednesday. When I was a teenager in New Jersey, snow came through the winter, one layer piling onto the next. Deep snows were not unusual several times in a season. I remember how beautiful it was coming down at night, caught in the... Sign in to see full entry.

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