Sunday, December 03, 2017

Where are they going

We could have snow this coming week. The weatherman hedged yesterday but today he seemed a little more certain we could see some flurries. I could have told him that we would have snow this winter. It said so in the Farmer's Almanac. 

Some people say the FA's predictions are unscientific, but in my unscientific opinion, they are often as good or better at predicting long-range forecasts as the Weather Channel.

Now, where was I? Oh yes – the prediction of snow motivated me to get the chicken pen snow-ready. I stuffed the laying boxes with fresh pine straw and tested the electricity and the small heater we use out there. 

After I finished my chores, I looked around for anything else that needed doing.  Things were pretty much in order.

I looked up at the evening sky before heading inside and I saw the contrail of an airplane headed west. I wasn't sure if there was enough light to take a picture but I shot one for grins.

After shooting the picture, I leaned against the back fence and stood for a long while. I could hear birds scurrying to find their places in the hedges. Woodsmoke from a neighbor's fireplace made me think of campfires and hootenannies. The brain is a wonderful vehicle. 

As it turns out, there was just enough light. But when I see a plane flying off into the horizon, I can't help but wonder where they are going. 


  1. I agree that the FA is as good at forecasts as the pro's. Farmers have relied on it for years. I haven't met a farmer yet that did not put some stock in the FA.

    Hope you get the snow.
    Every time you bring up the chicken house I think of mama. Thanks.

  2. Heading further south to avoid the snow.

  3. We are being threatened with snow too. For the first time in my life I am not looking forward to it.

  4. What a glorious sky. I loathe and detest plane travel, so my heart goes out to similarly afflicted passengers when I see them (despite knowing that many of them are very happy).

  5. Weather predictions are fun to hear and see, but we need to remember, it's subject to change. We can't do a thing about it, but accept for what it is and try to prepare. Love your picture. It's does make one wonder sometimes...

  6. I'm just not ready for snow!

  7. We still don't have snow and I don't want any until Christmas.
    Have a great week.

  8. I have heard out weatherman say the “S” word but according to my weather app, There is no snow in the forecast for at least a week. Temps are still in the 70s here and lows in the 40’s. But I have seen it snow one day and be in the 60’s the next.

  9. The best way to know what the weather is, is to open the door and look outside

  10. They are calling for possible snow this Wednesday....we shall see. I love your picture with the colours in the background...really powerful. As for plane travel...sign me up!

  11. Lucky fella ... I'm still running the a/c in my Camry.

  12. Snow? What is this thing you call snow?


    1. Anonymous3:11 PM

      I have no idea!!


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