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Is it spring yet? Some thoughts about the weather and plants.

Is it over yet?

the chicklets are ready
to garden
but the weather
is not cooperating
it’s COLD
and even when the sun’s out
it’s too cold
to do anything
and rain
is hanging around
while the temperature
dances between the
and fifties
so no plants yet
not for a couple of weeks
and even then
who knows
and it’s sad
because it won’t be long
before it’s winter again
so the plants will hardly
have time to grow up

Okay, so…

I got up at 6 a.m. and it was raining.  I went downstairs and had a bowl of cereal at 6 10 and it was snowing big, beautiful, white flakes.  Then it started raining and snowing AT THE SAME TIME, which almost seems impossible.  Then it just rained for awhile.  Welcome to Chicago’s weather.

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

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