All posts tagged: weather

The Miracle of the Snow


The Wednesday miracle Wednesday, we were shin-deep in thick snow. A wondrous thing happened: cars in the street moved toward their destinations with neither surprise nor trepidation visible on the faces of their drivers. In the aisles of the local Safeway, no frenzied shoppers were dashing down the aisles screaming We’re all gonna diiiiiie! Long-term effects As of today — the Sunday after the snow — all passers-by are reduced to staring at a patch […]

Spring is here.


Spring — the arrival thereof — has duly commenced here in southwest Ohio. I try never to rely solely on the weather when calculating things like the arrival of a warm season. I depend on other, surer signs: a small bout of insomnia, and a fit of cleaning. Thankfully, both signs have now occurred, and I am recovering from them. I have just picked about 150 pounds of books to be sent to the used […]

Sun at last. Sunny days as a habit.


I could get used to these sunny days here at the lake. But we are at the highlight of summer here. It will not get better, and that implies that the weather will slowly get worse, and the sunlight less, here on in. To the end of storing up memories for later, I have been listening a lot to the local birds. One wren and one cardinal in the neighborhood regularly duke it out over […]