Archive for the ‘sky’ Category

The view from my porch

June 24th, 2011 at 6:59 am

6:56 a.m.

sky, view from my porch

Storm Clouds

June 20th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Sixth Street, Emporia. This picture is in “color.” Rainbow with lightning.


Evening clouds

June 19th, 2011 at 8:44 pm


Morning sky

May 7th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Sunrise on the Kansas Turnpike. This was near the Topeka Service area. There was some weird stuff going on in the sky.


Hail, Spring is Here

April 19th, 2011 at 10:24 am

Today’s Flyover People column can be seen in The Emporia Gazette: HAIL, SPRING IS HERE Spring is exactly like that Longfellow poem: “There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very good indeed, but when she was bad she was […]

columns, seasons, sky, weather

No foolin’

April 1st, 2011 at 9:21 am

After a lingering illness, a bout with cloud plague, my friend, the sun, has returned. Happy days are here again!


Hazy Day

March 10th, 2011 at 6:30 am

An August day in McPherson County. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to looking out on the horizon and seeing leafy green trees instead of gray tree skeletons.  Wake up, world!

landscape, sky

Spring clouds

February 20th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Ah, we’re back to spring cloud formations this afternoon. Wild shapes are floating around, different from the flat-line gray clouds that come with winter.

seasons, sky

Sunrise contrail

February 10th, 2011 at 7:40 am

It’s -2 degrees now, but warming into the upper 20s today, the 30s Friday and, if the weathermen are correct, into the 40s on the weekend and 50s on Monday.  Happy days of sunshine ahead.

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A beautiful day

January 29th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

God smiled on Kansas today. What gorgeous weather. No coats necessary. Happy 150th birthday, dear old Kansas! Southbound on the Kansas Turnpike between Emporia and El Dorado.

Kansas sesquicentennial, landscape, sky

Contrail-filled sky

January 28th, 2011 at 8:07 am

Looking out my front door this morning, I found a criss-cross of contrails. Just beneath that top horizontal one, is a very thin scratch of another contrail, one in progress.

sky, view from my porch