Rain started at 6:31am. 0.07″ so far today, 7.72″ for the month of April. It’s Thursday. Could someone please explain to me how Mother Nature knows what day of the week it is? Or why the weather in April is on a seven day cycle? Or how about this: Up to a tenth of an
In Pt. 1, I took issue with something our local meteorologist said, “It is impossible for us [meteorologists] to successfully do our jobs and keep you safe if… .” To which I replied: A successful meteorologist provides the information I need– in a timely fashion and with the relevant meteorological analysis– to act in accordance
I took this screen shot and sent it to Miss M who replied, “Ha! That’s pretty bitchy.” She did not realize Joel was a meteorologist. There were a couple of replies to Joel’s tweet, one from a newcomer to Mississippi who admitted she was not yet familiar with the state’s 83 county locations. She thanked
Steve @Hounds and Other Stuff left a comment that my contact form wasn’t working. Sure enough, it was not. I am not stupid but I am also not a coder so it took me about 15 minutes to figure it out. But I did it! So if you’re in the neighborhood, or on the other
It’s almost time to pick and dry the oregano that will satisfy our oregano needs this coming winter. There’s comfort in that. Meanwhile, we still have 27 pints of stewed tomatoes from last year. Many of the freezer bags say, “stewed with oreg.” Mr. Big Food tells me that if we still have frozen stewed
H/T Jeff Foxworthy Took me two decompressed sprayer passes through the clogged sprayer to figure out the mechanism by which the sprayer was getting clogged. An hour of my life. Several gallons of water. There were wrenches involved. And Q-tips. And needle-nosed pliers. But I finally figured it out, no thanks to the helpless folk
As proprietor of Big Food, Big Garden, Big Life in rural Mississippi, I have entered the Big Garden phase of my Big Life. This morning it’s out to kill fire ants and spray Jordan’s blueberry & apple garden. As the kids used to say, TTYL!
Today was the perfect day to try out my Ravpower solar panel. I plugged in my phone (under the pillowcase so as to not get too hot) at 3:12. It was at 58%. I looked at it about 3:45 and uttered an expletive! 81%! Keep in mind that the energy is going to only one
I just saw the sweetest thing up in Miss M’s daisy patch. A Gentleman Bug and a Lady Bug were working hard to start a family. Precious.
Ace dot mu dot nu IMHO only the first of these makes any sense.
Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia! Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia! Where thy victory, O grave?
From Powerline’s The Week in Pictures. Link coming.
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
Along the Via Dolorosa, Way of Grief. The top photo is of an impression of Jesus’ hand as he stumbled while carrying the cross. Top row middle, Station VII along the way where Jesus fell a second time. Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Entry to the tomb. This site has a telling of Via Dolorosa
The religious value of such a picture lies in its power to revive personal memories. Death is one of the most solemn realities in the world; it is the door by which one passes from the seen and temporal into the more immediate consciousness of things unseen and eternal. Commentary on Decent from the Cross
Not to worry. My computer had just had a conversation with my printer and I had failed to flip the switch. Rain started at 3, 8/10th of an inch so far. It’s April in Mississippi.
It’s like a broken record. And what’s funny about that is in another 20 years most folks will understand the meaning of that but few will know what it means.
I’m tending the roses and grapes today. Big job. The grapes have really taken off but I did not realize they had so many suckers. Must go. Roses need attention. Big garden! Guess what? It’s going to rain! And not just any old rain, thunderstorms and lightening and possible hail and tornadoes. I’ve been outside
The state of Western Civilization notwithstanding, today will be even gloriouser than yesterday. Pax vobiscum.