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Archive for October, 2019

Samain 2019

The Wheel has turned full round again. Back now at Summer’s End, Samain. In very ancient times the Celts only had two seasons: Samain and Beltane. The fallow season and the growing season. Beltane on May 1st marked the start of the agricultural year and Samain its end. Later they added Imbolc and Lughnasa when […]

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Change it up, dude

Fall (last day of) and the Fallow Season Moon -8. That’s right. -8 degrees here on Shadow Mountain, the day before Halloween. In October. We’ve had a taste of Minnesota winter the week before Halloween. Been changing my morning routine a bit. Read an article that said the first three hours of your day are […]

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Climb the Mountain, Find the Sea

Fall and the New Moon Later in the day, Monday. Drove carefully down Shadow Mountain, down 285 to 470. 470 was clear to South Denver Cardiology. When they called Charles, two of us got up. Charles Collins was the one they wanted. I sat back down. Ellen came out ten minutes later. Charles II, me. […]

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Real Winter

Fall and the new moon (Heshvan) Stress test today. Oh, boy. Hope they don’t catch it all. Feeling a bit down. The combination of the COPD diagnosis, my stress test at 11:30, the very nasty road conditions between here and South Denver Cardiology in Littleton. Found myself reluctant to shovel the back deck and the […]

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Pyrocene

Fall and the 1% crescent moon This coming storm and the last one have reduced our fire danger, leading us into the winter when the risk of wildfire lessens considerably. But, the risk will return, and get worse next year if the drought forecasts come true. In an article in Wired, Kincade: The Age of […]

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what was i thinking

Fall and the 1% crescent moon Grocery stores got jammed up yesterday. A guy posted a photograph of twenty people in line for the self-checkout. The other checkout lanes were backed up, too. Storm coming. Another 8-12 inches for us and lots of what Coloradans (and, increasingly, me) call cold. We’ve even got a -1 […]

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Ruby’s Home

Fall and a thin crescent moon Ruby, the cherry red 2018 Rav4, has come home. She’s sitting below me as I write this, in her stall for the first time in over two weeks. Her lift gate sparkles, the crumpled back bumper is smooth. She’s whole again. Much as I appreciate having her back to […]

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Winter. Pause. Winter.

Fall and the Crescent Moon 10-12 inches yesterday. When it snows here, it can get serious, fast. This was overnight with the snow tapering off on Thursday morning. I don’t have snow tires on Ivory, our 2011 Rav4 (Kate’s name), or on Ruby, the 2018. Gonna get them on between now and next weekend. Over […]

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Weather related.

Fall and the crescent moon At least 8 inches of snow last night. Still snowing. Most often when it snows here the snow comes straight down like rain. Very different from most of the snow falls I saw in Minnesota where driving winds sent the white stuff angling toward the ground. We’ve been plowed already […]

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Things I love to do

Fall and the Crescent Moon Oh. Achy this am. More mitigation. Closing in on all the trees I intend to take down. Maybe I’ll finish today. For sure by the weekend. In between, we’ll have 8-12 inches of snow overnight tonight. It will be gone Friday. The Solar Snow Shovel. The density of trees in […]

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