Archive for March 2013

Spring for a Day

And today, Good Friday, blue sky and sun, highs in the 50′s, it’s Spring for a day! If we ever needed a sign of hope and renewal, it’s now, after days of gloom and below-normal temperatures. So tired of this seemingly  endless end-of-winter, we’re ready for life to really begin, again. And life has been... Read more »

New Forecast Weather App

The folks who brought you the weather app  Dark Skies have just released a new weather app called Forecast. You can read more about it here. Forecast is open-source, free to use on your iPhone, android,  tablet or laptop. You can get just the amount of weather information you want,  avoiding what they call “Weather... Read more »

Spring Goddesses and March Hares

Ostara is one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox. The pagan goddess of spring has many names–Ostara, Oestre, Eostre.  She is the Teutonic goddess of the dawn, fertility, new beginnings. Her feast day was held on the full moon following the vernal equinox — almost the same  calculation as for... Read more »
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10-Day Moon

March 22, 2013— Tonight’s moon is a waxing gibbous moon, 10 days old, 81% illuminated. It  will never be the same again. And  such a clear night for moon-viewing–go out and see it! Like this? Why not subscribe? Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely... Read more »

Day and Night, Night and Day

Day and Night, Night and Day
Day and night, night and day.  The vernal equinox on Wednesday marks the beginning of astronomical Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.  Day and night are equal, in balance on this earth. It is a time of great possiblilties. Although this is only a  moment in time, it is a part of the continuing cycle of... Read more »

Buds on the Branches, Baseball on the Radio

Counting the days to the Vernal Equinox, the ground is still brown with last year’s leaves, and I’m looking for signs of  green.   Here’s a green cup, a green plastic bag, remnants of winter. This time, last year, temps in the 80′s, remember? A record-breaking series of 80+ degree days—Everything was blooming already!  We... Read more »
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Spring Break

First that honking— flight calls! Geese in a line heading North Like this? Why not subscribe? Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Many Weathers

There’s days when the sky never stops, a blue so clear and transparent, you can almost see the future through it.  That sky is sharp, March blue. March is many weathers, almost but not quite spring. We feel indecisive, too. We want to put away the heavy stuff, the blacks and grays that kept us... Read more »

Zombie cocktail, or wintry mix?

The  sky on Monday made me think of one of the best opening lines to a novel, ever— “The sky was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. ”  William Gibson,  Neuromancer. Yes, overcast gray– a neutral, shadowless light, the color of melting snow, or a screen. We could be living in the... Read more »
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What Time Is It Now?

It’s time to Spring Forward, again. It’s the law—Daylight Saving Time begins March 10 this year, officially at 2:00 a.m.  Set the clocks ahead an hour, don’t forget!  Digital clocks will adjust automatically. Disorienting as this time change is, we go along with it, anyway  (except in Arizona and Hawaii, where presumably they have so... Read more »