Archive for June 2014

June dream

June dream
Waking from my dream what color were the iris flowers!   Ume Shuushiki (1668-1725)   ————————————————————————— Before  a stormy Monday evening….   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. If you... Read more »

summer light

summer light
  Sweet light of summer days, how I love you. Sun and shade of leaves. You are the light of endless afternoons, a dream, a memory. You are the days of the orange daylilies, the nights of flickering fireflies. You are the the ice in tall  glasses. You are the ice cream, melting, and the... Read more »

Lightning Safety Tips

Lightning  Safety Tips
News flash–June 22- 28 is Lightning Awareness Week.  The National Weather Service wants to help people become more aware of the dangers of lightning, especially during the summer months, when thunderstorms are more likely to occur.  Lightning is one of the most powerful natural forces on earth. Lightning is a discharge of static electricity from the... Read more »
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Watch out for poison ivy

Watch out for poison ivy
Watch out for this plant this summer. Pictured above is an example of poison ivy, also known as Toxicodendron radicans. This is a particularly lush and thriving example, too.  Just look how green it is! See those sets of three leaves?  That’s what you should watch out for. Repeat after me– “Leaves of three, let them be.”  or  “Leaves... Read more »

12 bad things about summer

June brings summer, and summer things.  Along with the many pleasures of  this short, sweet season here, there are some bad things, too.  Here are just a few— 1. Too little time. The season we call summer here is really way too fleeting. Not quite  Manitoba, where summer comes on a weekend, but all the... Read more »