Spring Brings Mosquitoes, Lilacs, and a Dear One’s Passing

Although it is a warm day we are ensconced in the house, doors closed tight. Outside, clouds of mosquitoes attack any warm-blooded being that passes.  Every now and then a neighbor runs past, arms flailing in the vain attempt to fend them off. When we dare to open a door or window, we are greeted … Continue reading Spring Brings Mosquitoes, Lilacs, and a Dear One’s Passing

New Years Eve Reflections

A lovely midwinter day, blue sky broken by high clouds. Cold, with the temperature hovering around -1 F and the wind chill far below zero. The deep snow cover enhances radiational cooling while protecting plants and underground infrastructure. Still, new pot holes appear in road surfaces daily. It is New Years Eve. Now ten days … Continue reading New Years Eve Reflections