Summer in the City. Or Something.

We have a baby squirrel in the yard. It's adorable. And completely unafraid of me. I was out there Sunday morning, filling the bird feeders and scattering the critter feed and food for the critters and crows, and I was back and forth a few times from the house to the feeder pole. The little … Continue reading Summer in the City. Or Something.

Monday Musings: In the Good Old Summertime

In the good old summertime, I am sitting inside in the nice air conditioned rooms. The air temp (Sunday) is 95. Heat index is 102. I am not going outside unless I have to. I watered all the flowers and veggies earlier, swept the deck, and took the dog out this morning. He'll need to … Continue reading Monday Musings: In the Good Old Summertime

Monday Musings: “Man, It’s a Hot One”

"Like seven inches from the midday sun" Or, at least, that's how it has felt the last couple days. We've had heat indexes over 100. The humidity hasn't been too brutal, so I guess that's a good thing. Still, I haven't been outside more than necessary. The dog goes out on the deck, sleeps for … Continue reading Monday Musings: “Man, It’s a Hot One”

Monday Musings: Weekend Fun, Fun, Fun (With a Little Chili Tossed In)

It is almost September, isn't it? That means Summer is winding down, the kids will all be back in school within a couple weeks, and Fall is just over the horizon. While I have come to accept that the change of seasons is inevitable, and even to appreciate it most of the time (I still … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weekend Fun, Fun, Fun (With a Little Chili Tossed In)

Monday Musings: Thunder and Lightning

That just about sums up our Saturday night here. We had a pretty intense set of storms go through here. Loud, boomy, echoing thunder and some pretty intense lightning. The radar map showed strikes all around us. And the rain was torrential. But it seemed to soak things down well, and we really needed that … Continue reading Monday Musings: Thunder and Lightning

Monday Musings: Another Month Bites the Dust, and Some Writerly Musings

It's August, isn't it? Summer's last fling, so to speak. Although, I must admit that I'd like it if it flung some cooler weather and rain our way. I am not quite ready for ¬†Fall yet, and certainly not for Winter, but some more moderate Summer days would be nice. The Summer Sale promotion at … Continue reading Monday Musings: Another Month Bites the Dust, and Some Writerly Musings