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, 3:15 PM GMT on October 23, 2006
I thought this poem was lovely. Enjoy.
Wings catch the glisten
Red leaves shine from Maple treetops
Pine needles flash sunshine
Catching the bright
Rainbow the spaces in between;
Weave a web of light
The almost seen fabric of fall
Warp, woof and all.
Written by Tasha Halpert
By: Susie77, 4:09 PM GMT on October 22, 2006
What a wickedly nice fall day out there -- wonderful cold wind from the north, clouds being whipped across the azure sky, squirrels waging war in the trees for the acorns. We had a bumper crop this year. Anyone else have a lot of nuts this year? What does that mean when there are so many?
By: Susie77, 2:16 PM GMT on October 16, 2006
What a perfect Monday morning -- cold, rainy, gloomy and grey! A bit late to help with the drought, but we'll take whatever we can get.
By: Susie77, 5:05 AM GMT on October 10, 2006
Ah, finally! It looks as if my favorite weather is just about to arrive -- cold, rainy/snowy, generally miserable and awful! Anyone else LOVE cold weather??? There is just something so lovely about a bleak rainy cold day, with a pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove, a fire in the fireplace, a warm pair of socks on, a good book, some music.... mmmmm..... :)
By: Susie77, 3:44 PM GMT on October 06, 2006
...her monthly round
Still ending, still renewing, through mid-heaven,
With borrowed light her countenance triform
Hence fills and empties to enlighten the earth,
And in her pale dominion checks the night.
- Milton, "Paradise Lost," Bk. iii.
By: Susie77, 5:37 AM GMT on October 04, 2006
Darn, shoulda had this one in my Folder of Shadows last year when it might have done some good! (Caveat: Yes, I am really a witch. Yes, I really do spells. Yes, I often laugh at other faiths and also a lot at my own. I suggest you laugh too.... heh heh.) ;)
When a hurricane threatens your area, take a sharp knife (but not a ritual knife) and go outdoors,
facing the direction of the blowing wind. Take the knife in hand, and wave it over your head three
times in a great circle while saying:
I call upon thee, elementals air and water!
Go wherever ye please,
But stay thou far away from me!
Throughout the oceans ye may roam!
But nowhere near my own home!
For kith and kin are thee to me,
As I will, so mote it be.
Now thrust the knife into the ground while envisioning that the winds will be "split" and not come near.
Retrieve the knife and rinse it off after the danger has passed."
By: Susie77, 3:13 PM GMT on October 02, 2006
What in the world... 90s in OCTOBER? What's going on? Already here (75 miles NW of STL), the leaves have turned and are falling off. No doubt due to the continuing drought.
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