The Front in the Back

The morning light fairies were at it again. My wife, who was facing the back window, said: Look at the reflection of the front doorway window. I looked and saw nothing. She told me to stand where she was at her eye-level, and there it was like a bright, sun-burnished sprite. Minutes later it wasContinue reading “The Front in the Back”

Red In the Morning, Tornado Warning?

“Red in the morning, sailor take warning” applies to landlubbers as well. Our morning walk was cut short by rain precipitated by an approaching cold front. A short time later the rising Sun briefly painted the sky red, and the weather radio warned of a tornado watch for the area until 4 PM. Soon theContinue reading “Red In the Morning, Tornado Warning?”

No Time for iPhones and Earbuds

The harvest Moon and Jupiter peered between clouds through a slot in the trees. A nearby owl hooted as we walked the deserted street. Cicadas, commonly called katydids, buzzed out their morning song as the dawn brightened and burnished clouds with an orange glow. Birds awoke to serenade us with their chirping, singing, and cawing,Continue reading “No Time for iPhones and Earbuds”

By the Dawn’s Early Light

During a recent morning walk, the dawning sky changed from dark and ominous to blazingly brilliant over a period of about 28 minutes. We heeded the warning of “red in the morning,” and were properly sheltered during the afternoon thunderstorms that followed. Undaunted, however, was a planet peering through the clouds. Venus, in the upperContinue reading “By the Dawn’s Early Light”