You may have noticed a weather-related tilt to my recent posts. I guess that the changing of the seasons here in Nebraska along with the extremes we have seen mean that I am paying especially close attention to Mother Nature. Now that she has finally kicked Old Man Winter out of the state, we got … More Photo Friday May 17, 2013 “Storm Front”
Two days ago, we were under a frost advisory. Today I saw a bank clock that read 102 degrees. Needless to say, it was a hot and very dry day in Nebraska. Despite the recent rains we are still in the “extreme drought” category on the drought monitor website. I traveled down to Lincoln today … More Nebraska Dust Storm
Another day, another blizzard…at least it feels that way here in Nebraska… I bet all those geese that made the migration are wondering why they left the tropics so soon. Even puppy prefers to sit on the deck and wonder about the strange weather. The irises are bravely following the calendar instead of … More Happy February 81!
I have written in the past about getting ready for a storm and the disappointment when our drought weather pattern resulted in absolutely nothing. I guess I should have been more patient – winter storms are for April, right? What a contrast compared to last year at this time! Sleet, snow, freezing rain, thunder, lightning….really, … More Random Updates: Winter Storm, Babies In the Basement
It rained today. It has been a while since I could say that. We are in the midst of a historic drought in northeast Nebraska . People are comparing it to the 50’s or even the 30’s. We limped through last year, using all of the reserve soil moisture and depending on irrigation to keep … More The Day It Rained
Time to catch up on a few things around the ranch… Blizzard Fail. In my post a few days ago “Getting Ready for the Snowstorm“, I talked about the lengthy checklist in getting ready for the weather system that was predicted to dump 12-20″ of white stuff on us. Well, the ‘great’ storm has come and … More Random Updates: Stinky Puppy, Blizzard Fail, and Brilliant Garden Idea Number 1 for 2013
A large weather system is on its way to the Great Plains. In a day and a half we are predicted to get anywhere between 12 and 20 inches of snow, depending on which weather station we consult. Of course, the first priority in the face of weather alerts is to ensure the livestock have … More Getting Ready For the Snowstorm
We were visiting Yellowstone National Park this summer. While at the Mammoth Terrace area, a storm blew in. I almost got caught out in it because I was too busy photographing the dramatic Yellowstone scenery backed up by a dramatic storm. While beautiful as a color picture, this one just screamed to be converted to … More Photo Friday, August 17, 2012 “Yellowstone Storm”