Before the Blizzard and Arctic Cold

Reflecting Drips.

Feb. 1-2, 2011 Blizzard and Then Some

Here’s what it looked like at 8:30′ish: Raging Winds and Snows. Then it got worse and I wasn’t going to stick my camera out the door!

And some joy (ha) from the snow. Pictures of the 3rd Worst Storm in Chicago history (aka, my worst blizzard, if I remember correctly). Since we [...]

The Long Hot Summer And Catching Up

Sunset on Sept. 1, 2010 a few blocks from home.

Like much of the United States, we’ve had a hideously hot and humid summer. I don’t think we ever cracked 100 degrees, but we spent way too many days in the mid-90s or higher. And with it so horribly hot, we’ve needed a lot of [...]


No, I’m not really afraid of sushi. Thanks for checking!


The temperature has been well below freezing for a week and is forecast to get worse this weekend. A temperature above freezing is not soon to come…they predict. Today the snow fell and fell and fell. Tonight the snow is falling faster.

My car has been in and out of the shop the past 10 days. [...]

Weather Pictures

Update: Life has interfered and I haven’t even transferred the pictures to a computer yet. Both Reggie and the car are sick, and I don’t know how I’m going to get help for both. Even getting them to the right locations won’t solve their problems…I might be carless for days and days because of the [...]

Nasty Weather

It snowed last Thursday, but just flurries. It snowed yesterday, way more than flurries! Today, well here’s today weather:

I didn’t let this stop me! No sir! I managed to rescue the newspaper from the curb!

That’s the same costume I wore to salvage the paper on this bitter day. I should have taken a picture of [...]

Water Blog

I’ve decided to start a new blog. A blog dedicated solely to water. We’ve gone over a year now in the Chicago area with too much moisture and we’re sick of it. Really we’d love to share it, love to pass it on, love to spread the abundance, love to somehow store and save it [...]


Autumn, or shall we say fall, used to be my favorite season. I just love the colors!

We don’t get a lot of red leaves in the Chicago area, instead we get lots of yellow, so when I see red…I have to snap it.

Here’s some red and yellow, already on [...]

The Sky, It is a Fallin’

Here’s part of what’s been chewing my life lately: a short, but fierce wind-storm at 12:15 A.M. on July 28. Here’s a pictorial recap of the damage it did.

There are two big, long limbs down in the image below. One is lying flat on the ground, the other is still hanging from the tree, but [...]