Category Archives: Weather

Ian Coming: Thursday afternoon Update

Waiting for Hurricane Ian to arrive:  How bad will it be?

Heading for North Carolina








News Alert – Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2022





A closeup of our home county

Red means facing a very rainy, windy weekend








In The Yard: Will There Be Anything Left?

How  many of these big trees will be standing in a few days?



Meanwhile, In the State of North Car-oblivious . . .

We’re In The Yard, ignoring the slowly gathering overcast

Just Kitty & the Zinnias & the cactus fruit & me . . .






On the edges, two or three patches of Oxalis, one of my abiding favorites, is showing off. But they also know how to fold up & keep low when the weather comes. . . .


An increasing number of late roses are opening up, a I like the japonica as a frame — it’s a hardy bush which shows vivid green & yellow  year-round.












The morning glories are still a phenom. with three colors of blossoms on one vine. They’re still celebrating having overwhelmed everything else in this corner; but their days are numbered. And no matter what, neighbor Ms. Hazel’s flag is still flying, as always.






Hmmmm. My sense is the flowers & bushes are ready for a storm, in their way. But will the bottle tree make it through a tough weekend?
Bottle tree & table In The Yard 09-28-2022


Another Quaker Holiday Story: Playing the Lottery

Playing the Lottery

Winter 1969, Boston. I was driving a cab at night, while attending Harvard Divinity School. I had run through some scholarship and loan money, and needed cash; Christmas and all that. But I also thought it would be a “good experience” for a wannabe writer.

When I turned my cab onto St. James Street downtown and saw the kid in front of the Greyhound Bus depot signaling for a taxi, I knew my time had come. Continue reading Another Quaker Holiday Story: Playing the Lottery