Category Archives: Weather

October Swim

Full wetsuit, bathing cap, goggles. Warm clothes to put on as soon as we get out of the water. A tentative wade off the small beach to make sure the water temperature hasn’t unexpectedly dipped into an intolerable range. It … Continue reading

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In and Out of Clouds

Ireland is constantly in and out of clouds, so it only makes sense that David and I have been walking in and out of clouds. On Saturday we crossed a ridge from Ardgroom to Lauragh, climbing a steep pitch off … Continue reading

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Day Three — Warm December

The cows are clustered around the hay rack in the pasture across the street, a low moan rising out of the one lying off by itself. A few are eating. A calf lies in the curve of a large cow’s … Continue reading

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I get obsessed with weather predictions when I have a vacation coming up and the obsession carries right into the vacation.  Moving from one weather website to the next, I check forecasts compulsively.  Will it rain?  At what time?  How … Continue reading

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First Thing Ski

Waking to 4″ of fresh, fluffy powder on the snowmobile trails that cross our yard calls for one thing, first thing.  A quick cross country ski, before the snowmobiles are out, while we have the trails to ourselves and get to … Continue reading

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Wind and Snow

Clouds of loose snow blow across the fields and past the house.  As long as there’s any dry snow in the world to the west of me, it makes its way past my windows.  Every path I shovel gets packed … Continue reading

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Another Story

A flock of robins has been flapping around my yard this week, lifting off from the maple outside my study window to fly to the garden and pick at shriveled globs that used to be apples, still hanging from bare … Continue reading

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