Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.
By: Susie77, 9:57 PM GMT on June 29, 2006
"This is another day for weather oracles. A French proverb says that if it rains on this day, it will rain for thirty more dangerous days. Folklorist Alexander Carmichael who collected folk customs from the Scottish Highlands and compiled them in a book called Carmina Gadelica records a saying used by fishermen to predict the weather from the winds on this day:
Wind from the west, fish and bread;
Wind from the north, cold and flaying;
Wind from the east, snow on the hills;
Wind from the south, fruit on the trees."
By: Susie77, 9:48 PM GMT on June 29, 2006
Fourth of July night sky
"At sunset, just as the fireworks are about to begin, the Moon and Jupiter will pop out of the twilight side-by-side! sky map. These are the brightest objects in the night sky, easily beaming through the flash and smoke of a fireworks display."
Updated: 9:52 PM GMT on June 29, 2006
By: Susie77, 10:37 PM GMT on June 28, 2006
Tonight should be a beautiful one for sky-gazing. Go outside around dusk and look to the western sky. The thin crescent moon will be teamed with three planets.... Mars, Saturn, and Mercury. For a sky map, click here:
Space Weather sky map
Updated: 11:06 PM GMT on June 28, 2006
By: Susie77, 8:18 PM GMT on June 28, 2006
Hey, all you gardeners out there... hie thee to thy nearest Walmart and buyeth more plants! Ours is marking down everything.... I just scored 5 beautiful hanging baskets (originally $10/each) for $2.50 each! Going back with the truck tomorrow.... muhahahaha!
Looks like summer is going to reassert itself here in the next few days.... good weekend to go swimming or anything that involves water.
By: Susie77, 6:08 PM GMT on June 24, 2006
.... asked the plagiarist. ;)
For sure.... what a lovely day here in eastern Missouri.... light breeze, warm but not stifling, cotton-candy clouds strolling across heaven's vault. Too bad I have to work this afternoon! Enjoy the day, all ye who are lucky enough to be free.
By: Susie77, 5:09 PM GMT on June 22, 2006
First full day of summer -- and here come the storms! Sun's still shining here (a bit after noon), but radar shows an impressive array out to the west.
By: Susie77, 10:30 PM GMT on June 21, 2006
Merry Litha, all ye who celebrate this, the longest day of the solar year! In keeping with the day, it has been the hottest day of the spring/summer season for us here in Winfield. Even a few minutes in the Hammock of Meditation was a bit too sweaty for my tastes. O, to have a lake handy!
My gardens are looking pretty crappy this year. Could it be because I neglected them so last fall? No turning or churning, no soil amendments added, no manure. Bad gardener, bad. Well, at least the new beds are looking fine... will have to take some pix and upload them. my work is never done!
May this day bring you and yours a wonderful harvest of whatever you have sown.
By: Susie77, 10:23 PM GMT on June 21, 2006
Hmm, well well, what to write here? Sure is hot today... reached 93 here in Winfield, MO.... in the shade. Stiff south wind scorching the moisture out of the plants and soil. Are we in for another repeat of last year's drought? My water bill has jumped from $14 in May to $25 this month.... just trying to keep the gardens alive.