Tag Archives: climate

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… in the last few months our AC is not running during the day. What an absolutely  wonderful feeling!  🙂  We had some very welcome rain lately – not much, but still very good – and the temperature has gone … Continue reading

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Extremely Hot and Humid …

… that’s what the weather was supposed to be this afternoon, according to the weather alert I had in my inbox this morning: “Weather Alert for Karnes County, TX ! Special Statement ! Issued at: 3:26 am CDT on August … Continue reading

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In This Weather …

… I always work outside in full clothing [long-sleeved shirt & long pants] plus a hat.

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“Heat Resistant” Clothing

But only, if work is absolutely unavoidable!  😉  This picture here is not too recent [2007], and it was taken in April. But even in our present summer heat wave I wear exactly the same clothing, as it cools once it has got wet from sweating – and that takes minutes only – and as it also prevents sunburn, which – at about 30 degrees latitude – is a real danger.

More about this picture and the action “around it” [I’m redoing our lawn] in a later posting.

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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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We Haven’t Had That Before: …

… a fire in the fireplace on a May 2! But after another cold front had come through yesterday morning and brought some more arctic air with it, we were happy to have anice little fire burning in the fireplace … Continue reading

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At Last …

we had some highly welcome rain!  🙂  it started with that usual “beep” sound with which people watching TV are made aware of weather alerts and then a severe thunderstorm alert was running across the screen, like it’s usual here … 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