The weather predicting folks have been telling us for a few days we’re going to get hit with an ice storm this weekend. The last report I saw suggested rain turning to freezing rain later today followed by a full-fledged, nasty ice storm tomorrow, complete… Read More
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Crazy winds this afternoon here in Long Branch. A few gusts have been strong enough to cause the window panes to vibrate. One fairly small branch came down from the honey locust out front a while ago, but so far everything else is intact. I… Read More
This is quite a February thaw we’re experiencing here in Toronto. It’s the worst time for dog owners and as you know, with two Newfs we have a lot of dog – wet, sloppy, muddy dog. The snow has melted very quickly in the back… Read More
When we awoke early this morning, the snow was just starting and the ground was just covered. I’m typing this at noon and there is no sign of it slowing down. I haven’t ventured outside yet. Maybe I should shovel but then again, if it’s… Read More
I wish it would rain
Let’s keep that soul theme going a bit longer. Here’s The Temptations performing I Wish it Would Rain. I was out playing Go last night with my friend Vox (who played extremely well and beat me 5 games to 2) and while it was muggy… Read More
Forager’s bad dream
We had some rain showers on Canada Day after what radio reports suggest was the driest June in a quarter century. From a forager’s perspective this is bad news. Most years, I find chanterelles up in the enchanted mushroom forest at the beginning of July.… Read More
The weather is nice but….
We have enjoyed lovely weather around these parts for some time and while that is pleasant enough, it’s time for a couple days of rain. Normally at this time, I’d be thinking about which forests to visit in search of the first chanterelles of the… Read More
Sorry I caused a thunderstorm today….
Yesterday we put up a garden gate. We started staining it yesterday, immediately causing just enough rain to get us to stop. Today I began staining it again, causing a light drizzle, which stopped as soon as I put the stain away. I waited a… Read More
When I got home from work today it was sunny and warm, so I fed the critters and went outside to play my banjo on the front porch. I was out there about a half hour when suddenly the sky went dark and a big… Read More
Footprints in the Snow
Some people in Ontario awoke to snow on the ground today – and it’s just October 17. Yikes. Let’s listen to Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys from 1945, singing about that day when Nellie lost her way…