A Day in the Life of

A Day in the Life of

Somehow, we missed the rain that parts of Oklahoma got yesterday. In places, six to eight inches fell, but here? We got a lot of boastful thunder, booming around the heavens and scaring small dogs, but it was all a lot of noise. No rain. All in all, it was a beautiful day, made even […]

Sort of Eerie

Sort of Eerie

This is sort of an eerie morning. The sunrise was yellow, then clouds obscured it and rain began. Not a leaf is stirring. The nighttime cat headed across my lawn toward home a bit ago. The sky is dark now and I suspect rain is still falling softly.  My furry little four-legged barometer is sticking […]

July Went Floating By

July Went Floating By

Mom’s hand in mind shook and felt icy cold. “Actually, we can’t tell you where the gold is,” she said. “We’ll have to show you. Both of us. Together. If you kill one of us, believe me, you’ll regret it to your dying day, which might be sooner than you think if you harm my […]

Dry Thunderstorm

Dry Thunderstorm

Last night, we had another dry thunderstorm–the second one this month. According to what I’ve read, these are common in western states during late spring and early summer, but, for goodness sake! Arkansas is not west. I’d just as soon not have them. Caused by excessive heat and dry air, they present a lot of […]

Clouds Without Water

Clouds Without Water

Saturday night, we had a strange storm. The weatherman was telling of significant weather watches, and I could see clouds moving in. Then, along about dark, I heard thunder getting closer. And, closer. At last, it was booming right overhead. Lightning flashed followed by loud reports. I was sure we’d get rain. Guess what? Nary […]

My Barometer Wears Fur

My Barometer Wears Fur

Even if I hadn’t seen the clouds, even if I didn’t hear the rain, I’d know the weather was turning stormy. My furry barometer told me so. When Nemo hears thunder or senses a disturbance in the atmosphere, he trots over to me, puts his feet on my lap and looks beseechingly at my face. […]

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