Snow

Hold the Sprouts

Today marks the 8-month anniversary of our arrival in South Dakota. Feels like we’ve been below zero for seven of those months! Ha. Slight exaggeration. I remember well the heat and humidity that greeted us our first week here. But… Read More ›

Periwinkle is a Moose

Tara was looking at houses on Realtor.com last night (her favorite pastime) and showed me one that caught her fancy. The following conversation ensued. “I love the periwinkle walls!” she said. “WTF is periwinkle?” I asked. “It’s a shade of blue.”… Read More ›

Adios, 2018

The year is ending with a little excitement here in Rapid City. If you consider a blizzard exciting. Never a dull moment around here, folks. Tara has to work today, but the bank is opening two hours late due to… Read More ›

Every 8:45

Winter continues to hold us tightly in her icy grip, but that’s okay, guys. It’s what I wanted after 23 years in the climatologically-monotonous PNW where winters are one-note (wet) and summers are dry. All this snow and cold is simply… Read More ›

Perfect Script

It gets dark so early this time of year, it’s barely 3:00 and the shadows are already lengthening. Especially on overcast days like today, when there are no shadows. It’s almost time to turn the lights on! Or, better yet,… Read More ›