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Let's talk about the weather

Even as I write this, the storms have passed already–The National Weather Service issued this warning – 000 WWUS83 KLOT 261550 SPSLOT SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 1050 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 2014 ILZ006-014-261615- COOK IL-LAKE IL- 1050 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 2014 …STRONG STORMS MOVING ACROSS THE NORTHERN CHICAGO... Read more »

Flash Friday Forecast

How’s your basement? Thursday night and Friday morning the entire Chicago area had waves of torrential rainfall. It was especially heavy  on the southwest side of Chicago and the South and SouthWest Suburbs. Midway Airport  had 4.5 inches–the most in 86 years. Here are the rainfall totals from 7 pm Thursday to 7am  Friday from... Read more »

Take a break--take out the garbage

Taking out the garbage can be humbling and enlightening.  There is always something to surprise me.  Is that a traffic helicopter overhead?  Sometimes there’s a mourning dove,  and  blooming daylilies.  Now, there are the rising plumes of the autumn grasses. Maybe there are some yellow mulberry leaves, a cicada shell, light on a spider web.... Read more »
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Cat Nights Begin

Cat Nights Begin
When the Dog Days end, Cat Nights begin.  The Old Farmers’ Almanac tells us  Cat Nights begin on August 17. According to Irish legend, witches could change into a cat  and change back to human form 8 times. On the 9th time, on August 17, they could not change back–hence the expression, a cat has... Read more »

Supermoon--and Perseids--August 10

Supermoon--and Perseids--August 10
There’s a big sky show coming August 10.  The Perseid Meteors will be making their appearance  with a bright full moon. The full moon of August 10 is one of the three super summer moons–July, August and September. All three are popularly called supermoons and mark the moon’s closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.... Read more »

Crossing into August-- a cross-quarter day

Crossing into August-- a cross-quarter day
Summer days are numbered, like the flowers on the daylilies.  From the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox, the wheel of the year turns. We are almost at the midpoint, now–it’s called a cross-quarter day. Cross-quarter days are the approximate midpoints between the solstices and the equinoxes. These days were celebrated in the pagan and... Read more »
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Super moon wows weekend viewers

Super moon wows weekend viewers
As forecast in my previous post, the weather in the Chicago area  was not conducive to skywatching for the full moon on Saturday night. The  storms were so bad Taste of Chicago was closed  for safety reasons. However, those  in more favorable locations were  happy to share  their observations and photos. You can see some fine... Read more »

Super summer moons

 Super summer moons
The clouds come and go,  providing a rest for all the moon viewers—-Basho Poets and astronomers agree, moon watching depends on the weather. But summer nights are made for moon-viewing. It seems each night the moon grows more beautiful. Summer moons are  quite a delight, and the full moons of July, August and September  will be... Read more »

Be careful out there--stormy weather safety

With the 4th of July approaching, and festival season in full swing, it’s time for summer  fun.  Concerts, a day at the beach, picnics in the forest preserves, camping, hiking, boating, baseball, there are so many ways to enjoy being outdoors. But along with  summer comes severe weather season. Monday’s powerful storms are an example–thunder... Read more »
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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 »
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