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, 1:05 AM GMT on August 31, 2008
Finally slapped a few photos on a page, to tell of our trip last week to Bayfield, Wisconsin, and Apostle Islands National Park. Here's one photo.... The rest can be seen here. Hope you enjoy!
By: Susie77, 12:36 AM GMT on August 29, 2008
Well, happily we made it back from our vacation to the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin, which included kayaking in Lake Superior. I'll leave out the unfortunate incident involving the Coast Guard... but I *will* say that my weather sense and old-time ability to read the sky beats their marine forecasts hands down. :)
Pix to come! Hope you'll stop by and look at 'em
You all have a great end-of-summer weekend.
Here in eastern Missouri, the signs of fall have already been showing for the last couple of weeks. Black birds grouping together again in large flocks. Monarch butterflies heading south. Goldenrod beginning to show along country roads. The stars of summer heading south. The Wheel of the Year turns again, and causes us to reflect upon the bounty of summer life, and upon the dying of that life, as we travel with it on our own journeys around our lovely star.
By: Susie77, 2:21 AM GMT on August 15, 2008
It's been a whole year since the last one... it's Vacation Time! We're heading up north to Wisconsin... to the Apostle Islands National Park. We're going to be kayaking, camping (in tent even), hiking, picture-taking, enjoying the freedom from job and kids and home and all that. Wish us luck! I hope to have some lovely pictures to post here when we come back. If you'd like to see where we're going before then though, just enter 'Bayfield, WI' in the WU search field and then go to the photos section.
See you when we get back... you all stay happy now, okay?
By: Susie77, 11:34 AM GMT on August 11, 2008
METEOR ALERT: The Perseid meteor shower is underway and should reach its peak during the next 24 hours. Forecasters say the best time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Tuesday, August 12th. The glaring Moon sets around 2:00 a.m., and that's when the Perseids could appear in numbers as high as 60 per hour. The best displays will be seen from rural areas with dark skies. Sky maps, photos and more information are available at http://spaceweather.com.
By: Susie77, 3:00 PM GMT on August 07, 2008
I really like the new WunderMap thingie... Very cool!
By: Susie77, 11:34 PM GMT on August 06, 2008
Wha' happened to WU? Change is bad. Make them stop. :-)
By: Susie77, 1:05 AM GMT on August 05, 2008
This is a debate I had with my unlamented ex-husband a decade ago. He was/is a mailman, and insisted that cold temps are more lethal. I, for my part, insisted that in modern society extreme heat will cause more deaths, and also in less industrial societies. My theory was (and is) that when it is cold, you can always curl up, put on more clothing/blankets.... but if it is 100 degrees in your home, even if you are naked, it's still 100 degrees. You can wet yourself in the tub or shower, and use a fan, but it's still 100 degrees. My theory, sadly, was proven shortly after our debate, in 1995... when over 600 people died in a heat wave in Chicago.
What do you guys think?
By: Susie77, 9:17 PM GMT on August 04, 2008
That's it, I quit. Want outta here. Moving to Fairbanks... Who's with me on this?
Pic of my thermometer on the deck. In the shade. 'Nuff said........
By: Susie77, 12:19 PM GMT on August 01, 2008
Signs It's Way Too Hot
* The pizza you ordered is actually the same temperature
that it came out of the oven when the delivery guy FINALLY gets it to your door.
* The water in your swimming pool can be used to cook
* Cows give homogenized milk right there at the Dairy.
* Chickens lay hard boiled eggs.
* You can cook a full meal in your crock pot without ever
plugging it in.
* The frozen pork loin you bought at the grocery on special is fully cooked by the time you get home. You only live a two minute drive from the store.
* The squash in your garden are fully cooked when you pick them.
* "Ice Cube" forced to change his name to "Wet Spot."
* Too late, you realize that killing someone for a Slurpee is probably a crime.
* Al Gore takes credit for inventing air conditioning.
* You shaved ten minutes off the morning commute by cooking breakfast on your dashboard on the way in.
* Your kids are toasting marshmallows -- by sticking them
out the window.
* Water comes out of the "cold" faucet at the same temperature as the "hot" faucet.