Tag Archives: winter

Summer’s End

Hey!  Where’d everybody go?  It’s only mid-September, and I haven’t seen a soul for weeks.  I’m hanging here, limp and lifeless, all by myself without anyone to keep me company, not even an occasional rattle from the cottonwood leaves. I … Continue reading

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Nature’s Humor

After the crocus, daffodil and tulips poke through the ground spearheading the invasion of Spring, other plants are quick to follow suit. Slow at first, but momentum builds fast as Spring sheds its dark and gloomy shroud of Winter. Before long there … Continue reading

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Swim Shoes

In the middle of winter, when its below zero outside, and you haven’t seen the sun in days, you pine for warmer weather and try to remember fun at the beach. Thought for the Day:  What good is the warmth … Continue reading

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Polar Plunge

It’s Valentine’s Day in the Midwest, it’s cold, it’s freezing, the lakes are frozen, the sky is overcast, the temperature is 22, and the wind is gusting to 30 mph.  So, what do you do for fun?  You pay $50 … Continue reading

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Sanibel Island, Florida

On the day I returned from Sanibel Island, Florida, the ground hog saw his shadow, which means we have six more weeks of winter.   Ugh!   Last night we had 3-4″ of snow, which we badly needed, but I … Continue reading

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Going Home

I just returned from a week in Florida; I got home Saturday night, but my luggage didn’t arrive until the next day.  Yeah, I found it in the snow the next morning. Sanibel Island is a gorgeous place this time … Continue reading

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15 Below Zero!

Sunlight piercing through the gap in the hotel drapes woke me up.  The sun had just broken through the low clouds and lit up the beach, it was 82 degrees with a soft breeze. Getting dressed was easy: cargo shorts, … Continue reading

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