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Cold rain and snow? Here comes sunshine?

What's Mother Nature up to at your house?


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Joined: Jun 13 2007

Hot Days

In the blazing sun where
I was observing the grape
vines with their thick, sturdy
and jagged leaves...I gazed
upon them finding that the
beetles had paired up and
were all making love freely
in the light of the sun.

Ahhh Mother Nature and her
subjects of love. The unbridled
passion of beetles on a leaf
to stray cats of the city.
The heat of the day to the
cool of the dark of night is her
nudging of love to sweeten
the journey and make a new
morning to begin the heat again.

It's going to be hot, like the day before.
They'll do it again, like ornaments
or earrings placed to be seen.

gratefaldean's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2007
Good point, Anna

And I sure do remember. I think that one of the side-effects of A/C use is that I never get "hardened off" to the heat. I really do think that I'm less heat-tolerant after 6 years in central-air NC than I was when I lived in New England with no A/C and sleeping on the second floor of my 100-yr-old house with plenty of hot-and-humid summer days to go around.

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Joined: Dec 22 2007
Born on the Sun?

Check out Robert Wuhl in the control room. I don't think he was acting. Robin ad libbed a lot of this movie.

Anna rRxia's picture
Joined: Dec 25 2009
Remember the days

When we used to survive without all the AC? It seems like a different kind of hot these days. Of course, all older people say that. You have to wonder, though, what it would be like if sun spot activity, solar flares and such, suddenly wiped out the power grid for the month of August? Going to the mall wouldn't be an option. Checking your elderly neighbors would become a responsibility. Switching over to a more reliable food supply sans fridge. It all adds up to a degree of misery we'd all rather not experience. Experts say it is more likely than not.

gratefaldean's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2007
That triple-digit heat wave

Pulling into NC today. With a heaping dose of humidity in tow, I hear. Three words to explain why it's easier to cope with this kind of heat where I live now compared to anywhere else I've ever lived: central air conditioning.

Hotter than a match head, indeed, Ted! Stay cool, folks. Positive vibes to the people dealing with wild fires and anyone trying to survive this oven with just a fan, or less, for relief.

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
The heat is on

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head...

(Mark Sebastian 1966)

Hard to believe Lovin' Spoonful sang this song 46 years ago!
Meanwhile it's literally hotter than hell in most of the US this week.
In Kansas, we'll be over 100 with no precipitation in sight.
Keep those prayers and good thoughts coming for our friends in the mountains.
Looking forward to our US Supreme Court decision in a few minutes....

jonapi (not verified)
beautiful light

some fog across the vision this morning.
gorgeous blue sky afternoon yesterday.
pink petal blooms dance the cherry trees.
spring smell on the nose.
rain on the forecast.
sweet in the air.
sadness in the mind.
tsunami remembrance.

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Crazy week

First, it's a horror in Ohio with 3 dead at Chardon High School, then deadly twisters rip through Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and possibly in Kentucky or Tennessee today.
In Kansas, we had 70 degree temps yesterday, now it's snowin w large flakes, confusing birds, humans and spring flowers alike. !!

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Joined: Oct 20 2008
Brokedown Palace


Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
Tonganoxie split

Rain is but a tease in south KC this morning: 72 degree temp is very nice, but we can't seem to squeeze any rain outta them grey clouds. Meanwhile, up north of KC, rain is supposed to fall, Interstate 29 is still closed for the Missouri river flooding (thank you South Dakota!) the lowlands from Omaha south into Kansas and Missouri. Newsman this morning says they are diverting Joplin tornado FEMA funds to help pay for Irene's storm damage back east....


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