Archive for July 2018

How you can see the longest lunar eclipse of the century

How you can see the longest lunar eclipse of the century
Today, July 27 will be a full moon, a blood moon, and the longest lunar eclipse of this century! No, the eclipse won’t be visible in Chicago, or North America, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t see it here.  Thanks to the wonders of the internet, there are several places that will be streaming the... Read more »

Winter in July

Winter in July
Winter in July, it is a dream of snow.  It is white sheets waving on a clothesline, white butterflies dancing on white flowers. It is a cool breeze and a gray sky, an almost autumnal feel, a favorite jacket in the light evening rain.  Blankets at night. Real winter is months away. It is a memory of blizzards, or a future... Read more »

Mosquito season

Mosquito season
Here we are in the heart of summer, and  the gardens are  lush. Daylilies, beebalm and milkweeds are blooming. Tomatoes are thriving in the sun. And for now, the extreme heat and humidity have passed.  How wonderful it is to sit outside. And now,  here come the mosquitos!  Not just a  nuisance, mosquitos can be  carriers of many diseases–among them,... Read more »
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