Category Archives: Seasons

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At 100 Degrees Fahrenheit …

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… air temperature in the shade and 105 degrees real feel even the A/C has a hard struggle to maintain a decent temperature inside our (poorly insulated) house, especially as even at night the house doesn’t really cool down, with … Continue reading

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When …

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… as just now, at shortly after 1 p.m., temperatures are 92 already [the high humidity taken into account it feels like 106] and it’ll certainly be more later in the afternoon – usually our daily high is between 4 … Continue reading

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Back Home Again

By now a few days have gone by since we returned from our tour to England and Scotland and it’s time for me to leave a “sign of life”  😉  here in my blog. We really had a great time … Continue reading

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Spring & Drought

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Even if, because of our yearlong drought, barely anything is blossoming this spring, the cacti – of course, they’re more than well-adapted to this climate of ours – are the exception. Meanwhile they’re in full bloom: Both Mesquite and cacti … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

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Unfortunately I can’t present as nice pictures of blossoming spring flowers as last year as is has been and still is much too dry, but there are just a few blossoms nevertheless: And also it is not an Easter Bunny … Continue reading

Aside

… is what we had yesterday: unbelievable 96 degrees Fahrenheit as early as March 18 – not even spring yet! But today it’s soemwhat cooler [82 Fahrenheit] again, and for the next few days the temperatures are forecast to be … Continue reading

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All the Wonderful Fragrances of the Orient …

… were what I believed to smell late last night when I was walking Chiquita in the garden. It maybe because meanwhile spring is coming. But don’t get me wrong, please, as far was “wonderful fragrances” are concerned. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Christmas …

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… is now past, but even though the “time between the years” is still a thoughtful and comfortable [well, the German “gemuetlich” doesn’t really lend itself to being translated] time. Here there are a few pictures in a Christmasy mood. … Continue reading

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Firewood

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Even if after only two and a half colder days it meanwhile has become warmer again [today we’ve been promised up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and the next days are supposed to be mild, too, with lows of around 50 … Continue reading

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Summer off to a Sizzling Start

That was the title story in our newspaper, The San Antonio Express-News, yesterday. What’s to be expected: Sunday: 101 Monday: 104 Tuesday: 105 Wednesday: 103 Thursday: 100 The paper gives some advice  then how to cope with this extreme heat, and how to recognize and/or … Continue reading