“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.” ― C.G. Jung My plants definitely believe themselves to be substantial. On the other hand, they far outnumber me, so that many dark sides around the house is worrisome. On … Continue reading Early Morning Shadows
I was toolin’ down Pine Street, coming from the library, goin’ to the Post Office, & I drove past this house. Hit the brakes & backed up. Passing the house, my mind figured this was a concrete dog that someone painted. Would kinda go along with the other “stuff” in the yard. But then the … Continue reading A Pretty Darn Good ‘No Solicitors’ Sign
It’s going to be a lazy Sunday. Rain, bicycles, & rural roads just don’t always work well together. Too many morons in the county who are fine with hydroplaning at 80mph but aren’t fine with paying auto insurance premiums in case they happen to kill a cyclist. So it’s a day to skip the Sunday … Continue reading Sunday
We passed a record for northern Illinois. The weather folks have been recording the weather hereabouts for the past 133 years. The last time we saw snow stick to the ground was Christmas Day 2016 (when we got 2 inches). Nothing for the past 73 days. Now, if it were July & August, no big … Continue reading Early Morning Fog
One day it’s winter, the next it’s…………well……………..54F (12C). From midnight to around 8am, Ma Nature sobbed & sobbed. Buckets. One upside, there’s plenty of water in the birdbath now for any ducks wanting a splash. The neighbor’s reindeer undoubtedly were annoyed with the snow’s Disappearing Act. Went from about 18in (46cm) to almost zilch, … Continue reading Baby, it’s b-b-b-balmy outside….
Just once this month……………. just once……….. I’d like to wake up in the morning……….. look out the window…………… & not see any snow to shovel. Just once. 🙂 Thinkin’ it’s just not gonna happen this month. Whoever originally said “Do a job right the first time and you’ll never have to do it again” … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, The White
I’ve never been particularly attracted to the opera. I love music. But the only opera that I know of resides in Chicago & it means fancy clothes. Tuxes for the boys. Gowns for the girls. Either cab rides or expensive parking. Expensive jewelry. Converse sneakers need not apply. When the local paper said that the … Continue reading Going to the Opera