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From: Bored Panda…if you think you have it bad…

Arctic Freeze Hits North America, Causes Chaos In Many Areas (45 Pics)

The storm…from: Bored Panda

35 Of The Most Surreal Pics That Sum Up The Catastrophe Followed By Hurricane Ian

These…are amazing…from: Bored Panda

Turns Out There’s A Dedicated Community For Sharing Pics Of Extraordinary Weather Conditions And Phenomena, And Here Are 50 Of The Best Ones

Chicago and a huge reason not to live here…

River, Bridges, Buildings, Structures

According to the weatherpeople, we have had 2, yes TWO days of full sun, ALL SPRING.  We are mole people.  Blah.

Photo:  Pixabay


Our weather on Saturday…Welcome spring.


Neon, Light, Night, Wall, Electricity

life is like
in Chicago
you know the sun is there
but you can’t
or touch it
the sun
a huge
flaming star
can’t seem to burn it’s way
through the clouds
and if you listen carefully
you can hear the clouds
laughing as they spread
their darkness over the land
and life
by the way
is nothing more than an
it’s not something
you can hold in your hand
or point to
life is ethereal
it’s something
we collectively
agree exists
so life is what we call
whatever this is
we’re doing
because humans
hate to admit
they don’t have
a clue
as to what’s
really going on


Picture:  Pixabay

Blah…this is from Google. We are mole people. Even our sunny days are 30% cloudy. There are no stats on cloudless sunny days because WE DON’T HAVE ANY.

How many cloudy days does Chicago have?
This includes the days when cloud covers up to 30% of the sky during daylight hours. Partly Sunny Days have cloud covering from 40% to 70% of the sky during the daytime.

Number of Sunny Days.
City Chicago
Sunny Days 84
Partly Sunny Days 105
Total Days With Sun 189

Fog, mist, clouds and secrets…

close up photo of green leaf trees on forestSome people think that fog, or mist, is just a cloud laying down on the ground.  Maybe that’s true.  Maybe clouds get tired, or maybe they get too heavy.  It has nothing to do with saturation or physics, it’s kind of up to the cloud.

It’s like thunder, in a way.  A lot of  people believe that thunder is an atmospheric weather condition, but the truth is…thunder is just the old gods getting together for a night of bowling.  You know that, right?  Nothing to be afraid of.  The thunder is all simply part of the game.

Anyway, I just thought I’d let you know that some clouds are willing to work with nature on earth.  When they lay down among the trees, it’s so that some animals can have more freedom, and because when hidden by a cloud, the trees can dance without being noticed.

Secret things happen in a forest when a cloud settles over it.  It’s also good for the plants and wee folk/one’s who live there.  But there are so many things that are unknown to us, and fog, mist and resting clouds, know a lot of things that we don’t.


Photo:  Frances Gunn

Snow at Night…(Emmie’s path)


We, in the Chicago area, are supposed to get 11, yes, ELEVEN more inches of snow, starting this afternoon around four.  That’s on top of the snow already on the ground.  And more is coming.

What fun.  Not!

A friend of mine called and said they are warning people that if they go out tonight to be sure and have food, water, blankets and a flashlight in their car.  It’s never a good thing to hear that.

Apparently Mother Nature has been playing with us, leading us to believe that this was going to be one of the best winters ever.  She started out with a fall ice storm and then calmed down and things have been blissful.  Now, however, she’s decided that she’s been nice long enough, and all bets are off.  Sigh.

It seems ridiculous that we can’t steer the planet. I mean then we could just turn it toward the SUN, once in awhile.  It only seems fair.  But no. The planet pretty much does whatever it feels like doing, and we’re just along for the ride.  I mean it’s not as if we can go anywhere else, right?  I still can’t believe we all live on a rock flying through space and all we do is kill everything.  How crazy are we?  Never mind, it was a rhetorical question.

Is it spring yet?

Photo:  Aditya Vyas

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