Fire Weather: Australia

A cool, windy day, sometimes sun drenched, other times gloomy. A day typical of dry days the winter thus far, a year when the cold is locked away out west leaving us warm and wet. The El Nino that is in large part driving our weather is also bringing extreme heat, drought, and brush fires … Continue reading Fire Weather: Australia

Summer Questions

We are now into July and the volume of birdsong has decreased markedly. The cardinals continue to sing throughout the day as they defend their territories and the robins chime in occasionally, but the overall soundscape is much quieter. The days are long and hot, abet largely without the suffocating humidity that has characterized recent … Continue reading Summer Questions

Cold

A lovely winter's day, clouds slowly lowering and promising snow. Over the lake fog has formed, largely blocking the mountains on the far side. I grew up in rural Illinois. During winter we had plenty of ice, snow, and cold but seldom was the cold intolerable. Indeed, we were outside in most weathers, the exception … Continue reading Cold