Tag Archives: weather

Mackerel Scales & Mares’ Tails

I’ve just finished walking the terrier. Oh how this little clown loves snow. How fun to sniff out mouse trails below the surface. The sun isn’t fully up yet so I got to see something magical. Here in the upper … Continue reading

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Screamers, Maulers, & Pineapples

The word Storm comes from a Proto-Germanic  word that means a violent and noisy commotion — sturmaz. Have you ever wondered how names stick? What inspired the first person to attach a name to something? More curious, how was it … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

A while back, I blogged about the winds and how the ancients connected weather to the whim of the gods. Before my health scare last Thursday, I had written about the Alberta Clipper weather system that was blowing through my … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry

It appears the Pacific ocean’s Neoguri typhoon dropped in wind speed from 155 mph to 125 mph…something to do with passing over warm water. Parts of the county still had 6 inches of rain. Japan isn’t in the clear just … Continue reading

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Montrous weather

In last week’s weather god series I mentioned those similar weather phenomena: hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons. Their differing names have to do with their location. That’s the kind of word play that grabs my attention and thinking on that now, … Continue reading

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Take the world by storm

So the Greek weather gods have left our area alone for a few days. Their focus has been elsewhere, namely creating Hurricane Arthur. Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon, by the way. Their differing names have … Continue reading

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The goddess of cold mountain winds

We’re having a stormy week in my corner of the Midwest and it’s given me an idea for a short series. As mentioned yesterday, humans have been at the mercy of weather since the very beginning. Imagine hearing thunder roar … Continue reading

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A new series ~ Rain Gods & Goddesses

It’s an achy day today. That’s one thing that drives me crazy, living with rheumatoid arthritis like I do. There are days when my best laid plans simply don’t mesh with my physical reality. Sometimes low pressure systems move slowly … Continue reading

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The Tempest in the Teacup

Brrrrr…… Is it cold. The added wind chill here took an already cold night and knocked it down to -50. This morning’s climb to -30 is a heatwave by comparison. This farm house is so drafty, I’ve just set up … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning in the Elements

I admitted to friends recently, an old shame. Back in my high school days I tried convincing an organization that put reading materials into the hands of the vision impaired, that I needed a book on tape. Mind you, back … Continue reading

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