That's a MINUS in front of that 3. Usually, I announce these below zero temperatures in say January or February.
I've lived in Wisconsin for over 40 years and I honestly don't think I ever saw one of these before. Know what it is? A Sundog.
It was like looking at two suns rising. I could pretend I was in a science fiction book.
"A sun dog or sundog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, from "beside the sun"; also called a mock sun) is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.
Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° (or more) distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season. In Europe and North America, they might be seen as often as twice a week but they are not always obvious or bright. They are best seen and at their most conspicuous when the sun is low."Murphy is off to puppy day care. He so needs to run around with his pals. I am soooooooo boring for a one year old dog. John created a "meditation path" with the snowblower, in the back yard, yesterday. For Murphy it's like running around in a tunnel, the sides are taller than he is.
I like it because I really don't even have to think about where I am going, I just follow the figure eight and do my meditations.
I've added some new blogs to my list. If you are looking for something interesting to read check them out. Some very interesting people out there.
My mother, who still has her mind, complains to me that she is lonely. I normally ignore these comments since she has such a scheduled day and has her cross word puzzle time, her tv shows, her main meal with the other residents and special events that occupy her day. She and my step father spent their 26 some years together. They did everything together. I think the expression is "joined at the hip". They shared a STUDIO apartment for years. That's one room, folks.
I know she misses him.
I tried to get her a computer. They even have one in the facilities library. She refused and still refuses. She says she is too old. I point out that she learned how to drive her motorized wheelchair without killing herself, damaging furniture or doors or taking out any other residents. She claims that she couldn't learn how to use a computer.
I show her how simple it is. She is like a child that puts her hands over her ears while I am talking. I look at my mother and her eyes are shut.
I try to tell her that if she learned how to use the computer an entire world would open up for her. I point out all the obvious advantages. I show her book clubs, groups of people that love Portugal and want to talk about it. My parents lived in Portugal for a number of years. I show her live feeds and tours of great museums. Nothing.
So, two things come to mind while I am writing this. The first is that some people like to be a victim. They like the attention they get. They don't want to take charge of their environment and their lives. They would much prefer to complain about their situation and continue their passive aggressive behavior because they are unhappy.
Second, is that I need to make a journal with entries that will REMIND me how to act when I am much older. Entries that will remind me what NOT to talk about, on the phone, with my children, when they call me. Be open to new experiences and continue to look at life, as an adventure. I'm not going to wear red and purple because I'm not that kind of person but I need to remind myself to get out there.
I love people but I am also happy as a loner. I can play, by myself, in my studio, for a very long time. But, then I will need to go to the mall and sit, at lunch time, in the center of the food court and soak up the energy of the high school students, eating lunch. So, I have to watch myself that I don't retreat backwards and as technology zooms forward that I try to keep up.
And, yet, I don't want to be caught up in it. I want to putter in my garden, keep finding ways to use those plums and CREATE.
:)Bea How are you creating today?
P.S. Any suggestions on a layout format from Blogger that won't cut off my slideshow pictures?
I'm so frustrated that you can't see the entire picture.