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What’s Wrong with This Picture?

It’s August, and this is a LILAC flower. Not a so-called summer lilac (which is really a buddlia–I have one of those, too) but a plain old May-blooming syringia, one of a half dozen along the property line between our … Continue reading

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This is NOT Snow

…and the white streaks that appear to be running down the front of the gray house across the street are NOT the result of a poor paint job. What you are seeing is a surprise hail event that occurred this … Continue reading

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Wake-Up Call

The yellow emergency horns at the top of this high school are half a block from my dad’s house, where I’m spending the week. Monday morning these horns started blaring at 4:30 a.m. Emergency horns that are half a block … Continue reading

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O, the Weather Outside is…

We’re having our first winter storm, but as often happens, Harwood is missing the worst of it. Just 10 miles to the north and to the west, the winds are howling and the snow is blocking major highways and everything … Continue reading

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In Praise of Portable Pumps

Thursday was an interesting day around here. It started raining in the morning, and began to really, really rain in the afternoon. Whole neighborhoods of Milwaukee County were badly flooded, many repeats of last week when hundreds of basements were … Continue reading

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