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The Madness at the Center of the World

March 30, 2013 The snow and cold at the beginning of the week turned to rain and, with only partial sunshine, gradual warmth over the rest of the week. Perhaps that explains why, over the last two warm and sunny … Continue reading

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Surprise!

March 23, 2013 After I bought manure for the garden, potting soil for the May transplants and a little bag of sand for the wildflowers, Mother Nature stepped out and whispered, “Surprise!”with a week of winter temperatures and five inches … Continue reading

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A Good Start

March 16, 2013 We’ve had a lovely week here in Springfield – especially the last two days, which were sunny with temperatures at around seventy on Thursday and near eighty on Friday.  So, true to my word last week, I … Continue reading

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Next Week

March 9, 2013 Yesterday, we had sunshine and a temperature of fifty-eight, but the south wind – up around twenty-five mph – made it a chilly fifty-eight if you were out in it for very long.  I wasn’t.  That’s a … Continue reading

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Just Trying to Stay Out of the Corner

March 2, 2013 The tomato and pepper plants in my plant room have blooms on them.  And, after five days of snow, snow flurries, and spits of sleet that managed to give us around three inches of actual snow and … Continue reading

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Snow and Consequences

February 23, 2013 Well, we had a winter storm, such as it was here in Springfield, late Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon.  It amounted to about two inches of snow-sleet mix (light on the snow and heavy on the sleet) … Continue reading

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Tomatoes, Spring Gardens and Challenges

February 16, 2013 Before I go any further, I’d like to thank the forty-eight people arrested on Wednesday for their act of civil disobedience in front of the White House during protests against the Keystone XL pipeline and wish good … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Winter

December 1, 2012 The weather here in Springfield is cloudy and warm, today – too warm for the first day of December.  Tomorrow will be even warmer, seventy or above, according to the weather forecasters.  In the last two weeks … Continue reading

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Life Cycles

September 29, 2012  After the hot, dry summer we had around here, the cooler fall weather makes me smile all over – even with all the crazy things going on in the world.  We’ve had more rain in the last … Continue reading

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Aug-tober and Other Curious Things

August 18, 2012 For all the complaining I’ve done recently about the heat and drought here in southwest Missouri where I live, the last two weeks have been wonderful. We’ve had a series of cold fronts move through, dropping daily … Continue reading

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