Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂
( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )
While preparing for the weekend heat wave, were thinking about others in the world that could use a bit of support, showing that someone cares, they are not alone…if nothing more than a kind word giving them hope… “When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy the friend by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” (Author Unknown)..
Hope is a feather floating in a bright blue sky
Hope is that sparkle that shines in your eyes.
Hope is a butterfly fluttering on the wind
Hope is good times spent with family and friends.
Hope is a newborn baby’s cry
Hope is a Mother’s lullaby.
Hope is the rainbow after a rain
Hope is the harvest of golden grain.
Hope is the light that keeps darkness at bay
Hope is the breeze on a hot summer day.
Hope is ever present and free of cost
Hope is the last thing ever lost.
Hope is staying positive when the going gets tough
Hope is seeking help when you feel you’ve had enough.
Hope is recovery from simmering sorrow
Hope is believing in a brighter tomorrow.
And I believe that if everyone would give a little, a few would not have to give a lots… we are all a unique and precious piece of the worlds puzzle and as one there is nothing we cannot accomplish…. for we are the world…
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama
Yes, it is a Wednesday and the beginning of a major heat wave for the next few days;
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
328 AM CDT Wed Jul 17 2019
…DANGEROUS HEAT ARRIVES IN MIDWEST…
…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 7 PM
TEMPERATURE…Highs in the mid 90s daily, with heat index
reaching 105 to 110.
Have been busy preparing for the heat here and while getting myself ready, in the process have been helping others prepare also… purchased some extra food for my backyard friends and their friends… “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” Stephen Grellet
And, while I am a monthly donor to the Foodbank, donated some extra for those who may need a hand… “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Helder Camara
And I will be helping the National Weather Service, I am a volunteer Cooperative Observer (since 2001) and they, and others, use my observations for forecasts, watches, warnings etc… here is an example of what I send to them every morning at 6 AM…“Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ Mark van Doren
Daily weather summary, Conkey Branch Watershed, for period 0600, 7-15-2019 to 0600, 7-16-2019.
(Note; All times Central Daylight Savings Time).
Liquid; 0.01“ (periods of drizzle/light rain 1800-1900, 7-15-2019).
On ground; 0“.
Hi; 85.2º @ 359, 7-15-2019.
Lo; 69.8º @ 0604, 7-15-2019.
At obs 0540, 7-16-2019 (6’ above ground); 73.4°.
At obs 0540, 7-16-2019 (ground level 1/2); 74.7/74.3°.
Soil Moisture 4” (bare soil); “/ %.
Frost depth bare soil, gauge’s 1 (original) /2 (established 8-28-2014); “.
Frost depth bare soil thawed, gauge’s 1 (original) /2 (established 8-28-2014); “.
At obs 12” soil bare (frost gauge 1/2); 77.4/72.1º.
At obs 36” soil bare, (frost gauge 1/2); 70.7/66.5º.
4” soil (bare)-
At obs; 76.1º.
4” soil (sod)-
At obs; 76.6º.
Max; 72.2º @ 1310, 7-15-2019.
Min: 64.0º @ 0604, 7-15-2019.
Avg; 8.6 mph.
Peak wind; S ( 180º) @ non-tstm gust, 24.7 mph @ 1347, 7-15-2019.
Space Weather Earth (NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center) for 7-16-2019 at obs 0540 CST-
Stratospheric ozone forecast this location (Dobson, Climate Prediction Center); 300 on 7-16-2019.
Temperature (Ion/Kelvin); 4.93e+04 (-450.79F).
Solar wind (kim/sec)/Density (proton particle/cc); 376.8/3.6.
Geomagnetic Storm (watches/warnings); None.
Solar Radiation Storm (watches/warnings); None.
Ground level ozone (8 hour obs); 45 on 7-15-2019.
Carbon Particles Per Square Inch (8 hour obs); 29 on 7-15-2019.
UV index Observed (solar noon); 5 @ 1256, 7-15-2019 (temp 85.1°; wind 12.0 mph; mostly cloudy w/haze).
Sunrise/Sunset 7-16-2019 (UNSO); 0536/2019.
Sunshine (hours obs); 8.5 (0600-1430, 7-15-2019).
Weather (previous calendar day); Partly to mostly cloudy w/haze AM, mostly cloudy w/haze Afternoon, cloudy PM.
Evaporation in hundredths of an inch, daily/monthly total (evap pan); 0.14/1.99“.
Evapotranspiration, daily/monthly total (ET gauge); 0.12/2.03“.
Growing degree Days (Daily/Total); 27.5/1580.5.
Provisional gage height, USGS Salt Fork Site 03336900 (near St. Joseph, Il.); 3.13 ft, Vermilion River Site 03339000 (near Danville, Il.); 3.21 ft @ 0445, 7-16-2019.
At 0540, 7-16-2019; Cloudy, thin shallow fog/haze, light dew, wind S @ 6.1 mph, temp 73.4º, BP 29.94, RH 85%, DP 68.8°, WC °.
Hopefully by me (along with others) helping them, they can help someone else…“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” (Frederick Buechner ).. 🙂
Well, I had better close.. Have a bit more preparing to do before ready for the heat but ready we shall be and as the saying goes “this too shall pass”… 🙂 .. But I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…
Until we meet again…
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your way,
May songbirds serenade your
every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.
May the dreams you hold dearest
Be those which come true
May the kindness you spread
Keep returning to you