We walked our 5-acre yard yesterday looking for those things we need to take care of before the weather gets too hot and the mosquitoes make yard work impossible. We’ve decided to plant an oak grove –100 trees. To anyone interested, Arbor Day is coming on April 25th. Here are some resources for free or almost free trees for you to plant.
I’d like to remark upon the weather for the last day of March. We’ll hit 64° before the rain comes in with high winds. The temperature is high for this time of year by about 15°. Unusual weather always makes me nervous. I have that tornado phobia, you know. (see previous posts) I read this recently: According to Severe Weather Expert Dan Kottlowski, “We expect a normal to perhaps an above-average amount of severe thunderstorms over the Central states during May and June.”
I find that prediction odd. They expect a “normal to perhaps an above average amount of severe thunderstorms”. It seems rather all-encompassing, doesn’t it? Expect a bad but perhaps good day. Expect a tasty but perhaps a bland dinner. Just odd.
Remember when seasons came in fours? Spring and fall had very particular weather. Jacket weather. The sun was warm but the air was cool, and skies were vivid blue. Even the air smelled different between the seasons. Fall was redolent with burning leaves and spring had that damp loamy smell. Winter was about three months long and summer only lasted as long as school was out. Speaking of school… Today is Bunsen Burner Day.
I thought you’d want to know. lol
I’m ready for a busy April! I’m nowhere near done with my spring cleaning. Bad weather, old dog therapy, old me aches and pains, and more bathroom repair snafus than we could have imagined made the whole process crawl. Be that as it may, the job goes on. My goal for completing indoor work is Easter week.
Coming this week ~
Tuesday I’ll be blogging full bore here with April’s the A to Z Challenge. Topics will mostly cover fascinating aspects from history with a few science wows thrown in for good measure.
Thursday begins 10 days of wild foods recipes on my satellite blog. http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/
I’m in the home stretch for the 100 Things Blogging Challenge. For nearly 100 days, I’ve been posting from my chosen topic: Words on the Verge of Extinction. There are 12 entries to come.
Here’s one for today:
Historiaster (noun 1887-1894)
petty or contemptible historian
See what’s happening on the blog today
The April contest is on and this month we’ll have 3 winners! Grand Prize winner gets a $50 gift card to Amazon or B&N. The other winners will split the remaining prizes of a gift card worth $10 and many ebook romances. http://www.romancebooks4us.com/
Download your copy of my free 1st and 2nd chapter sampler.
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