I love Sunday mornings. They’re the one morning of the week I sleep in, with no chores or errands awaiting me. Today I slept until 8 am; I got a ten-hour night of sleep. After I made coffee, I sat at the kitchen table and watched the bird feeder that hangs in the oak tree. … Continue reading Sunday morning at the bird feeder
Every year since we moved to Virginia, we’ve wished for a white Christmas. We watch the weather forecast starting the week before Christmas, and most years there’s not even hope. This year, though, after all the turmoil 2020 brought, we thought, maybe, maybe we will at least get snow on Christmas. All week we watched … Continue reading White Christmas!
I want to learn to read the clouds. I want to know the names of all of them and what weather they portend. Until I get a book, I’ll just share some photos and information I find online. I saw these clouds on Tuesday, ahead of two days of flooding rain. I believe they’re stratocumulus … Continue reading November clouds
We’ve put the sailboat away for the year. Since we can no longer get out on the water, we decided to find a new place to walk instead. We drove south for about an hour to get on a rail-trail along the river in New River State Park. The day was gorgeous and warm, with … Continue reading Sunday walk on the New River Trail
When our daughter is at her evening swim practice, I drop her off then drive over to a nearby trail, the Huckleberry, where I pop my headphones on and either go for a run or a walk. It used to be that I could go for an hour walk, then drive over to the aquatic … Continue reading Last Huckleberry walk before the time change
A hurricane blew through yesterday, or the remnants of one. Zeta. So many named storms this year we’re into the Greek alphabet as well. It rained all night and all morning. In the afternoon the rain stopped and the wind blew. Not too bad — maybe 20-30 miles per hour for a couple of hours … Continue reading Moonlight walk