Category Archives: weather

Thankfully, Hermine Misses Us

The storm Hermine devastated some places, and caused a lot of damage and danger to many others.  I’m wishing people well as they start to recover and rebuild.  The storm completely missed us, though.  We got a little wind and … Continue reading

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Weird Weather, or Secret Gardening Technique

Weather can be…weird.   Here in the Piedmont of North Carolina, a thunderstorm dumped a huge amount of rain in just 10 minutes.  The sun shone brightly… at the same time.  Plants need water.  Plants need sunlight.  Has Mother Nature unleashed … Continue reading

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Some plants use sticky pollen that insects carry from the male flowers to the female flowers.  Sweet nectar offers the incentive for the insects.  This seems perfectly elegant, since nothing is wasted, not even really for the plants. Other plants … Continue reading

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Warmed by the Sun

The sun still shines, and I’m okay. I understand why cats and dogs nap in the sunlight on chilly days. It’s peaceful. Sometimes we get so frantic working, trying, rushing. Maybe we need to take a few minutes, here and … Continue reading

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Hot Climate Data

According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the globally averaged temperature for August 2015 was the warmest August on record. For the world. A third of the contiguous U.S. is in drought conditions, while some of the recent … Continue reading

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I know winter storms can be dangerous.  But snow is beautiful!  These are some pictures of the first real snowfall (here) this year.  Enjoy!

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Random Snow Vacation Day

This post only makes sense if you read the last one.  The most relevant part is: (I can’t control the weather, but I could choose to move to somewhere much snowier or spend vacation days on random Tuesdays.) Well, Monday … Continue reading

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Snow Days!

In the Piedmont of North Carolina, accumulating snow is a rare and marvelous event. Conditions have to be just perfect; we tend to get either cold rain, awful sleet and freezing rain, or a boring cloudy day. We also don’t … Continue reading

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