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News and musings from the vicinity of Fox Street and Willow, Long Lake, Minnesota... the Johnsons at home and away. That's us.

 

The Sky is Crying

Filed under: General,Pictures,Weather by Helen on 4/26/2005


P4260127 rainy day, originally uploaded by jhjohnso.

Today reminded me of this song:

The sky is crying,
Look at the tears rolling down the streets.
The sky is crying,
Look at the tears rolling down the streets.
I looked out my window,
The rain was falling down in sheets.

My baby left me this morning,
Lord knows I don’t know the reason why.
My baby left me this morning,
I don’t know the reason why.
And everytime I think about it,
I hang my head and cry.

The sun is shining,
Although it’s raining in my heart.
The sun is shining,
Although it’s raining in my heart.
I love my baby,
I hate to see us part.
– Elmore James, Morgan Robinson and Clarence Lewis

  

I’ve always wanted to try this

Filed under: General,Weather by HelenJr on 1/17/2005

Frosty Air When the thermometer hits the “below zeroes” and the weather reports are full of dire safety warnings, haven’t you ever wondered “just how cold is it, really?” For instance, is it cold enough to freeze water in the air, before it hits the ground?

In fact, as you can see here….yes, it is. Our test produced a great poof of frozen mist. Very impressive. I’m not sure of the science behind the effect, but given the right situation, you can try it, too:

Outside temperature… really darn cold (-10F for us). Water… a half cup, boiling. Action… Give it a good, sweeping fling for full effect.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go find my hat and mittens.

  

Brrrr…..

Filed under: General,Weather by HelenJr on 1/13/2005

Today is going to be cold here in Minnesota. I have friends who are experiencing their first winter. They have been feeling sure that they have seen the worst. But all they have really had is a little discomfort and inconvenience. Now it will plunge to far below zero. It will be more than uncomfortable. It will be dangerous. I hope that they will all be safe.