Archive for May 2015

Summer's Lease

  Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18) William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616   Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,... Read more »

Cooler Near the Lake

Cooler Near the Lake
” Why do weather forecasters  say cooler near the lake and not hotter inland?”  Great question!  This question was posed  by my fellow ChicagoNow blogger, Margaret Serious. You can read her post here. In this post, I will attempt to address this question. First, it’s  just cooler by  the lake in the spring and summer. There... Read more »

Chicago Fog

Chicago Fog
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live among the clouds?  Fog could be called clouds at ground level.  Like clouds, fog is composed of condensed water in the air. Sometimes fog can be so thick, it’s hard to see anything.  It’s San Francisco or London or a Stephen King story. Here,... Read more »
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May Days

May Days
May Day falls halfway between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice.  Spring is here, and winter is over for now.  The ground is warm and alive. The earth is in bloom with flowers. It is a time of  light, and increasing light. In pagan times,  the first of May was a high holiday–Beltane.  It was... Read more »