Archive for the ‘seasons’ Category

Two Girls, Tulips and Rainbows

March 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: TWO GIRLS, TULIPS AND RAINBOWS Sitting in the March sun feels pretty much like falling in love. The chill of winter is gone and that sweet warm sun makes my skin smile. Birds, unseen, chirp in the trees around me. Cars drive past, a lone […]

columns, Kansans, nostalgia, seasons

Crabapple in bloom

March 24th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Our crabapple has burst into song.

nature, seasons

Forsythia season

March 22nd, 2012 at 9:16 am

It’s forsythia season. It seems to always bloom during spring break. The first ones in town came out about two weeks ago. Ours started blooming about a week ago.

nature, seasons

Spring Rains

March 20th, 2012 at 10:22 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   SPRING RAINS Usually when spring arrives, we feel as if we’ve earned it. By the time we get to March, we’ve had enough of dirty snow, of ice scrapers, of wind chill. But this was a strange winter. It was a little disorienting to […]

columns, Flyover Weather, seasons, sky

Grape hyacinths

March 19th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

When I was a youngster, we had grape hyacinths growing in the front yard, in front of the rose bush with tiny pink roses. My mom loved flowers and plants and we had an incredible back yard, which was a garden of green, full of shrubbery and flowers and some pretty good hideout places for […]

nature, seasons

A bowl o’ Tiger

March 18th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Now that porch-sittin’ weather is here, one of the hoodlums, either Tiger or Zorro is usually curled up in the hypertufa bowl. It’s a first-come, first-served bowl. Tiger prepares to get comfortable. We got the bowl from our good friend April Buckman who made it.  At first we put hens and chicks in it – […]

catz, seasons


March 4th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

The crocus have been out for about 4 days. I just finally got around to photographing them.


Early bloomers

February 20th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Friday afternoon, I noticed that the daffodils on the south side of the house were breaking open.

nature, seasons

Winter, Maybe

February 14th, 2012 at 10:26 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   WINTER, MAYBE We had been slipping through winter with the greatest of ease. This has not been a snow angel kind-of-a-year here in east-central Kansas. To get angel wings fluttering on the ground you need measurable snow, and in December and January that just […]

columns, Flyover Weather, seasons

An inch

February 13th, 2012 at 10:00 am

An inch of snow is our official total here. So far anyway. It’s still spitting out there, but I think that’s more of a freezing drizzle or freezing mist right now. We had enough snow to whiten the ground one day in November – a wet snow with huge flakes, but it was a warmish […]

seasons, weather

Springtime in January

January 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Go back to sleep, daffodils, it’s only fake spring, not real spring. And, it’s a contraily kind of a day: 7 second video… Contrails. At 12:30 p.m., it’s 62 and mostly clear. Heading up to 69 today.    

nature, seasons, Uncategorized