Reflections on December, 2013

Weather, Climate, Travels and Earthquakes

Remnants of Fall in the Snow

Oklahoma‚Äôs Decembers are intermittently cold. We had 4 days in a row of freezing temps and blowing winds so frigid, I felt sorry for the trees, standing alone and naked. Then we had 3 days in a row at 60 degrees, with […]

Reflections on November, 2013

dogs, sunset

Reflections on November: Groundbreaking!

Dogs Watching the Sunset

Why is Oklahoma so windy?

Because I don’t want to offend anyone from Kansas or Texas, you’ll have to Google the joke.

But seriously, Oklahoma is VERY windy. It’s as if, during the creation of the great state, someone said, “Let’s make Oklahoma a hardy state,” […]

Reflections on October, 2013

October 2013: The Month of Changing Weather and Changing Moods

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 10 Americans suffers from depression. I know what you’re thinking. Oh no, I don’t want to read a Negative-Nancy post about depression. It’ll make me feel sad too. Well, I assure you this post ends on […]

Reflections on September, 2013


The days are getting shorter, but the sun is still bright enough to kiss the corners of your eyes with new crow’s feet wrinkles while it’s out. There are far less grasshoppers than in July, largely replaced by cicadas and crickets to provide an evening symphony. The landscape is quickly turning to shades of […]

Reflections on August, 2013

A Month of Learning, Sweating, and Getting Stuff Done

The rains have slowed back to the more typical Oklahoma climate as we got down to business on the homestead. I turned 28 again this year, not 29, and learned as much about team work as an eager 8 year old. It can be frustrating and […]