Posts in category "weather"

Heat Wave 2016

Heat Wave 2016
Surf’s up! Here comes the heat wave. Chicago is expecting the hottest temperatures of the year–over 100F heat index. with high humidity. The heat will only add to the already explosive atmosphere in our city, all over the country, and it seems the whole world. NOAA reports that 2015 was the hottest year on record... Read more »

What does Pokemon Go have to do with the weather?

Want a better distraction than Pokemon Go?  Here for your delight and pleasure is this perfect summer day. Warm & breezy today, mild still Friday & Saturday. Partly to mostly sunny skies! Great summer weather! #ILWX #INWX pic.twitter.com/cae7crdD7g — NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) July 14, 2016   What does Pokemon Go have to do with the... Read more »

30 Days wild -- day 27-- connections

30 Days wild -- day 27-- connections
  Monday, June 27–Today, the repairman came out to check the phone lines. The line runs from the alley, through the mulberry tree, to the box outside the house.  Yes,  there was a problem with the line.  It was not knocked loose in the recent thunderstorm, which had happened earlier this year during a winter... Read more »
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30 Days Wild--day 26--no phone day

  Sunday, June 26.   For Day 26 of  30 Days Wild,  it’s an experiment in  living without devices. Be here now, not looking at a screen. Today, that’s my reality.  The internet and landline phone have been sporadic since Thursday. There is only static on the line today, and no way to call for repairs... Read more »

30 Days Wild --day 25

30 Days Wild --day 25
Note–due to technical difficulties I mentioned in my previous  post, I have been unable to post these every day.  Thank you for reading and your patience! What is the fragrance  of a rose, can you describe it?  Is it  like all summer in a day, a concentrated essence? The full moon of June is also... Read more »

30 Days Wild ---Day 24

  My apologies  for the technical difficulties, and not posting this yesterday.   For the past two days, there has been uncertain  wi-fi connection. There seems to be a problem with the  phone wires, after the storms on Wednesday night.  There were four confirmed tornadoes in central Illinois,storm damage in Kentucky  and flooding in West... Read more »
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30 Days Wild ---day 23

30 Days Wild ---day 23
After the storms,  morning  fog  at 6 a.m.  For the moment, the  wi-fi is working, but  there may be  problems with the connection. Maybe it is the weight of branches and wet leaves brushing against a power line. There have been power outages reported, and  some flooding in the low-lying areas.  Tornadoes reportedly touched down... Read more »

30 Days Wild--day 22

30 Days Wild--day 22
12:00 p.m. —  Summer rain on the leaves and grasses. It is a light rain, pleasantly dripping. This  is  a prelude to the  heavy storms predicted for the  afternoon and evening.  The forecast is for severe weather—large hail, torrential rains,  flash flooding,  high wind gusts, power outages, thunder, lightning  and  possibility of self-organizing supercells that... Read more »

30 Days wild--day 21

30 Days wild--day 21
Summer blue sky, and a monarch butterfly on a butterfly bush. The butterfly bush is a member of the milkweed family. Milkweeds are the favorite plants of the monarch butterflies and caterpillars. Once, there were fields of milkweeds, and the sky was filled with butterflies. Herbicides not only killed the milkweeds, but the bees and... Read more »
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30 Days Wild--Day 20--Solstice!

30 Days Wild--Day 20--Solstice!
Today is summer  solstice. It is exact at 5:35 p.m.  CDT.  At this time, the sun  reaches  its northernmost point in our sky.  In the Northern hemisphere,  astronomical summer begins. For thousands of years, humans have celebrated the sun, the cycles of the solstices and equinoxes. Crowds  still gather at Stonehenge today.   Here is a... Read more »