2 Responses to Winter

3 Responses to Spring

  • I’m hearing you loud and clear.
    We’re roughly three to four hundred miles North and East of you “flat landers,” and yesterday was truly our first Spring like day.

    Hoping the weather stays warm for trout opener in two weeks. If so, the Brook trout will be in abundance.

    The four seasons by Vivaldi is one of our favorites.

  • Consider giving Alan Hovhannes’ Anahid a try. It has three seasons – spring, summer, and autumn – in one 15 minute movement.

  • LOVE Vivaldi. ?❤️

10 Responses to Spring?

  • Please…please send some Spring our way. Northern Mich. 🙂

  • Philip: Are you ready for your two weeks of spring? I know, I am out of line. Have a blessed weekend. And “God Bless America” as I salute you.

  • While not exactly relevant to this post, today is also Pi Day:
    Happy Pi Day and may spring come!

  • Mary De Voe.

    Out of line….that’s funny!
    Keep on keeping on defender of truth.

  • The south side foundation is sporting the tips of daffodils, tulips, and croci; planting a little lettuce and cat grass next week; played the above during dinner for poor, old mom; and wish all were right with the world.

  • Mmmm……..
    Still 24 deg.C down here in Godzone 🙂
    Just waiting on the impact from cyclone Pam which devastated Vanuatu. Right now, its not far off shore – about 100 kms. east of Northland, so we’re expecting a bit of a battering over the next couple of days. It was originally going to go east, and track south-east not causing too much trouble. But it appears to be heading direct south now, which puts Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula, Bay pf Plenty and East Cape right in the firing line. Tauranga here in the western Bay of Plenty doesn’t usually get hit too hard by these babies, but Coromandel, eastern Bay and east cape/east coast are the places that cop it. We’ll know in the next 24 hours.

  • Don the Kiwi.

    Your intentions are in my morning prayer. Be safe (mate)….oh brother…can’t believe I said that…so cheeky. 🙂

  • Hi Philip.
    Thanks for your good wishes, mate. (The good thing about the use of the word “mate” is that it’s the most common name Downunder 🙂 )

    Its now 8 am. in the morning and its just persistent rain and about 20 kt. winds here. It seems to have veered east, so its missed us mostly, but is now stiitng just off the East Cape, (about 120 miles from us) and is bringing highwinds and heavy rain to the East coast/Gisborne/Hawkes Bay area. As with most of these tropical cyclones that head down this way, they lose a lot of their strength when they get to the cooler waters south of the Kermadecs, so its down from Force 5 at Vanuatu to less than Force 3 now – so we don’t expect too much trouble. In the past though, a couple have wreaked real havoc. Not this time it appears. Whew.

  • Thanks Don downunder! The most common name…brought a smile!

    Glad the storm fizzled out.

    I miss Brisbane. In ’87 I was there and Surfers Paradise. Beautiful neck of the woods that big piece of property next to you. I’m sure New Zealand is Gods great art work. The Tolkien series gives me some framework. Lovely.

5 Responses to Winter

  • Don.
    I’m really starting to feel just a little bit guilty about our glorious summer, and you guys in the whole north of US – and Europe – shivering in way below zero temps. I’ve been working all my spare time building a new deck for my daughter and son-in-law ( and gaining a sun-tan). I have been obliged to force myself to indulge in a couple of pints of ale to replace all the vital minerals and trace elements lost through excessive perspiration at the end of each day – for purely medicinal purposes, you understand, and then following with a choice shiraz with dinner.
    While I’ve been writing this little bit of tripish trivia, I’ve been listening to the glorious music of Vivaldi you’ve linked – truly one of the best of Italian classical composers.
    Thank you. 🙂

  • Don, classical music has always helped me weather, pun intended, the, oh memorable, Midwestern winters I have been witness to over the years!

  • “Trembling with cold amidst the freezing snow, while a frightful wind harshly blows, running and stamping one’s feet every minute, and feeling one’s teeth chatter from the extreme cold;” Sounds just like New Hampshire. If the Red Priest had lived in NH, he would had to make the Winter concerto quite a bit longer than the others. 🙂

  • Don the Kiwi, there is no need to apologize. We’ll get our heat in a little over four months. I anxiously await spring so that my boys can play outside and burn off the pent up energy they have (it would fill oil tankers at the moment).

  • Ah, a balmy -23C this Monday morning. A fine way to begin a week!