Weather in the Foothills

“The true meaning of America, you ask? It’s in a Texas rodeo, is a policeman’s badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper … In all these things, and many more, you’ll find America. In all these things, you’ll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the […]

Weather in the Foothills

“… See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon  and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa Sunday morning, the weather was in a state of transition. Upon waking, I could hear the trees being […]

Weather in the Foothills

“There is plenty of snow on the slopes now and it is not likely to disappear during the games, despite the upcoming mild weather.”             ~ Jason Nicholls, AccuWeather reporting from Sochi, Russian Federation, Winter Olympic Games We received a little rain. Almost ¼-inch nudged the season’s total up to 2.05 inches. I’m […]

Weather in the Foothills

“An accidental sudden noise waked me about six in the morning, when I was   surprised to find my room filled with light. I imagined at first that a number of lamps had been brought into my room; but rubbing my eyes I perceived the light came in at the windows.” ~ A letter written to […]

Weather in the Foothills

“When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; But after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool autumn.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Aug.1 … already? The measurement of time, especially during the summer months, seems to […]

Weather in the Foothills

“And I leave the children the long, long days (of Summer) to be merry in a thousand ways, And the Night, and the Moon and the trail of the Milky Way to wonder at … ~ Williston Fish, “A Last Will,” 1898   Last week, I shared my childhood memories of summer in the foothills. […]

Weather in the Foothills

“I have discovered that the world over, unusual weather prevails at all times of the year.” Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1875-1950 American writer and creator of ‘Tarzan’ Anyone yearning for the days gone by, when life was simpler? Stripped from modern technology, undeniably our ancestors dealt with life “full on” including abscessed teeth, chamber pots and […]

Weather in the Foothills

“Once upon a Summer Day, Birds chirped in a musical way, Grass drenched in morning dew, The sky covered in a vast color of blue.”           ~ Joseph T. Renaldi When is the first day of summer for 2013? Most will agree, including scientists, in North America, the summer solstice begins on June 21, 2013 […]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“Look before you leap, for snakes among sweet flowers do creep.”                        ~ German Proverb Summer is coming. Many days with high temperatures have more than hinted of its impendence. Personally, I am not yet ready for a full-on blast of heat. But the mere thought of a summer evening, without a doubt the best […]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain, I’ve seen sunny days I thought would never end …” ~ James Taylor Air conditioning one day and a fire in the fireplace the next. Last week ended with wild fires burning out of control. With strong Santa Ana winds blowing, temperatures reached close to 100 accompanied by […]

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