Monday, November 23, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Welcome to another week of things to like. Apart from some really bad wind, we've had lovely warm/cool fall weather which has been great with the puppy. I've been able to work from home a lot so he's getting to be outside. He's figured out the doggy door, and also just likes to play with it.
My outside flowers are well and truly dead after the ice storm, but my Christmas cactus has really started going gangbusters. So pretty!
Thanks to the nice weather, I was able to go for a hike down in the Wichita National Wildlife refuge. I met my sister and her family there and it was a lovely day to be outside.
Hope you're all staying healthy!
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
Welcome to another list of things to like!
These are a couple of cool things I saw this week, one is about an around the world embroidery project that was really cool, and the other is about a sculptor whose sculptures are like optical illusions, almost disappearing from some angles.
In what should come as a surprise to no one, I have more dog and puppy pictures this week. Spooky the puppy is a great challenge but super duper loveable. He's getting along really well with everyone.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
|Hwy 60, Portales to Roswell. c. 2020, Shannon Conley, Photo Mike Cox|
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Welcome to another week of things to like.
After the crazy ice storm, we're back to nice fall weather here.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Well it's been a very strange week. I have a huge work deadline looming, and then to top it all off we had the biggest ice storm since 2007 here this week. Growing up in the dry moutains of Southern New Mexico we had snow and summer thunderstorms but I'd never even heard of an ice storm until moving to Oklahoma.
It's been pouring rain since Monday morning, and for Monday and Tuesday, temperatures hovered right below freezing. This is really bad timing because since all the trees still have leaves, the trees get covered with massive quantities of ice, and they all break. It's just awful to see so many beautiful trees ruined. More practically, the break onto power lines, so as of Tuesday morning there were ~230,000 people in the OKC metro without power. And because it's not just a central place where power is down, it can take many many days to get it restored everywhere. Most people around here have gas furnaces, but they all have electric blowers, so it means no heat either. Yet in the midst of it; I am definitely grateful for many many things.
The first is that I didn't lose power; my neighborhood has buried power lines so I was blessedly able to stay warm and keep working from home. I'm also grateful that my friends who have lost power have family to stay with or are healthy enough to hunker in place with blankets. I'm grateful that it's warming up so hopefully the cold won't be as dire for folks who remain without power.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Another crazy week has come and gone, but there are always a few cool things to like.
I really enjoyed reading about this collage artist Vik Muniz, who makes his collages out of postcards.