Saturday, December 02, 2006

It's Wind Chill Time

No, this isn't a current weather photo. I took it back in February 2004. We don't usually get that much snow this early in the season. However, it does get pretty cold as you can see from tonight's forecast:

Colder. Partly cloudy. Lows around 5. Northwest winds less than 10 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 12 below to 4 above zero after midnight.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Another feathered friend. He made a brief appearance a few years ago on the 5th of July. We think all the noise from the 4th scared him away from his normal habitat and he found refuge in a tree near our front porch. He hung around for a day or two, but we never saw him again.

Monday, November 27, 2006


A Thanksgiving feast for my feathered friend.

Monday, November 13, 2006


I discovered these mushrooms a few weeks ago. While on my walk today, I noticed they're pretty much gone. Wonder if the squirrels ate them or if they've simply fallen off now that we've had some freezing temps.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sheridan Street Bridge

I go under this bridge every day I walk the Rock Island Bike Trail. I love how the trees provide a canopy across the bike path. It doesn't seem possible that they're almost completely bare now. With our warm temps today (66) and even warmer in tomorrow's forecast, it sure doesn't feel like fall. But I'm not complaining! It won't be long before we're dealing with ice, snow and subzero temps.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Caught, Red-Handed!

This little guy claims innocence, but I know better. He's been busy devouring my pumpkins! He should know better. In another few weeks, Rod will toss all the pumpkins in the backyard and let the squirrels feast away on them. But for now, Sammy will have to wait until the coast is clear before he can dine. Poor guy.

The Falling Leaves

Even if something is left undone,
everyone must take time
to sit still and watch
the leaves turn.
~ Elizabeth Lawrence

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

First Snowfall

Yep. We had snow on Saturday. It even stuck to the deck railing and patio furniture for a little while. Thank goodness there wasn't a lot and what did fall was gone after an hour or so. Of course, there wasn't anything significant to photograph, so you're stuck with another autumnal picture. This is on the boulevard a few streets south of our house. It turned out to be a gorgeous day and we had a lovely walk along the bike trail in spite of the chilly temps and wind. Brrr.....