This whole week has been weird. And wild. And stressful. And emotional. And it isn't over yet. I knew it might be emotional because it is Christmas program week. I have one down that I managed to make it through without crying. Mostly because BG and her friend in that class were goofy and laughing… Continue reading Wild, Stressful, Emotional Week
I rarely get a good vantage of the storms that come through because of how we are situated. Last night, even though it isn't an awesome shot, it is still kind of impressive because the clouds were ominous looking.
Last night we got our first thunderstorm of the season and it was a weird one. As usual, we get all kinds of wind and a little lightning. The weird part is that this line of storms was really narrow. We got a downpour and some hail, which lasted less than 5 minutes and then… Continue reading First Storm Of The Season
I have one of my mums just now starting to show some color and petals. I have 2 or 3 different colors (I honestly can't remember if one is different or not) and this is the only one that is starting to put on color, so I have a little ways to go before I… Continue reading Almost Bloom
It is one of those days that is turning dark. The air is thick and oppressive and thunder is rolling in the distance. I have no idea if we are actually going to get any of that rain, but it sure is making the day dreary.
So much for the pool. Maybe later I guess. Instead, I've been tossing around ideas and concepts with regards to indie authors and book marketing. I have seen a whole lot of hurdles, not just for me but for other indie authors, with regards to even getting your book in front of other people. I… Continue reading Rainy Day Thoughts & Indie Book Marketing
I have always been fascinated with weather photography, especially pictures of lightning. Sadly, I've never quite mastered the art. I fully accept that a large portion of that is a lack of actual knowledge and little effort on my part to relieve myself of that lack through research and experimentation. I have played and not… Continue reading Playing and Learning
Today is trying really hard to be a grumpy day. I feel like that has been me a lot lately, which is frustrating because I try really hard not to be so negative. I can see the positives in today in that even though we are soggy as all hell and you can't walk in… Continue reading One of Those Days… Updated*
The rain finally broke yesterday afternoon and it cleared off for a couple of hours before the storms blew up again. Thankfully, they did so after only a brief downpour here, but I got to watch the clouds forming off to our northeast. I have always found it fascinating to watch clouds, especially storm clouds.… Continue reading More Storms
BG had one of her final dance classes last night. It was a long one, so I planned on dropping her off instead of staying like normal, but she ended up feeling really crummy. To be on the safe side in case she wanted to leave, I needed to stay. I took my book to… Continue reading Storm Clouds
I love storms. The crazy looking clouds. The lightning. The rain (most times). Pretty much everything. Hubby and I joke that when we retire we are going to go storm chasing. Think of all the cool photo opportunities! Sadly, I need to get a whole hell of a lot better at taking pictures of storms… Continue reading Storms And Rainbows
This fall/winter has been odd to say the least. We get crazy, record setting cold temps including record setting snows in November. December? Maybe a dusting of snow really early and mostly normal temps, but brushing up against the warm side one day and dropping to frigid the next. Now that we are in January,… Continue reading Quirkiness of Nature
As pretty as the last snowfall was, it didn't last longer than a day. The temps stayed cold, but the snow was gone. Now we are getting another round. It's kinda crazy. It is really unusual for us to get anything measurable before Thanksgiving, but we got our first one before Halloween (that one might… Continue reading And Again
...just doesn't have quite the same ring to it. MC saw all the snow clinging to everything yesterday and said it looked like Christmas. It does make a pretty contrast, but... yeah. Not yet. It is all mostly gone today, but the cold is hanging tight. Feels more like January than November.
I think we skipped it. We have already had a measurable snow. Not a ton, but measurable. We are also stupidly cold for being in the middle of October, including already having freeze warnings. But hey! I get to really test out the new furnace. I just hope it doesn't completely kill off my mums… Continue reading Fall?