Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Mostly cloudy

Jilda and I talked a great deal about clouds today. Bear with me.

I had a six-month checkup at the knee-doc this morning. It's rare that I set an alarm clock, but we wanted to make sure we didn't oversleep. 

The thing is – I wake up each morning a few minutes before 6 a.m. without any alarm. But, Jilda fretted that we'd oversleep so I set the clock.

Instead of waking up at sixish, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. then 5 a.m. At 5:45 I rolled out of bed and started the coffee. 

When I stepped out on the porch to dump the grounds in the compost bucket, I stood for a long time looking at the sky. 

The sky was thick with clouds. Back inside, I sat on the couch and meditated while I waited for the coffee to drip. 

Pouring two steaming cups, I set them on the coffee table and roused Jilda out of bed.  After a few sips, she gave me the weather forecast. "It will be mostly cloudy today," she said. "We probably won't see the sun."

I asked if that didn't also mean that it would be partly sunny. She groaned.

On the drive into Birmingham each time I saw a bright spot in the clouds, I would point it out. "Isn't that the sun." She didn't budge.

After my doc visit and her acupuncture session, we headed home. By that time, the clouds had thinned considerably, and there were places where the sun was as bring as a camera flash.

This afternoon, the clouds were sparse, and the sun was out in force. She conceded.

I took the picture below when I stepped out to secure the chickens in their coop. 

The clouds were moving back in.


  1. You’re funny but I would be rolling my eyes too if I was driving with you. This picture is amazing!! I am loving the blue which is moody and magnificent just like Jane Russell:). that sky

  2. Now whose dancing with the Devil?

  3. It is nice to be right at least once! hahahahaha
    Sherry & jack

  4. Those dark clouds looks like they are teasing you. I hope that the sun comes out full force. I can see a thin hope of seeing the sun behind the clouds.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. A scholarly conversation on a bit of a drive is a good way to pass the time.

  6. "Mostly cloudy means partly sunny". I like the way your think.


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