Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

Photo of Lucy and Twiggy

“Okay Twiggy. Come over here and we can play a game.”
“Catch me?”
“Well it’s Friday so why not?”

Another Friday and another fast week. I love the refrain, “I just don’t know where the time goes.” It speaks so well for the current situation. But, of course, it is a refrain spoken mostly by the senior members of the population. I have to plead guilty as being included in that body of folks. But, just the same, I would like to have time to slow down a bit.

Our first summer is officially here in Central Texas. We have 90 degree days.

We just finished the Noad’s Ark phase of the seasons in Texas. Here is a chart giving you an idea of all the Texas seasons.

Photo of Texas seasons

Chart courtesy of Joan Hall

When we move into Hell’s Front Porch, the temps will get into the 100’s. We always look forward to that time of year. Today’s JohnKu talks about talking about the weather. I hope you all have a delightful weekend.

The Weather by John W. Howell Β© 2021

If we have nothing,

Real worthy of discussion . . .

There’s always weather.

 

 

76 comments

  1. More weather talk: we’re on our third day of mist so thick I can’t see past my garden hedge. It’s like living in a box, lols. I’m blaming the G7 summit just down the coast, ha ha πŸ™‚ Well, must go, cos it’ll be Monday in a minute! Have a wonderful weekend, John and everyone πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. I hope you get a bit of sun before the weekend is finished. β˜€οΈ

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  2. The weather is there whether w want it or not. Why not talk about it. As a rule our weather tends to go from Spring with added rain to Summer with added rain, well you get the idea. But currently it’s ben nice for about 10 days now with one minor hiccup lasting just a day. It’s miraculous. What a shame though that when the kids are on their Summer break they’ll no doubt get Summer with added rain. Thank you for the great explanation of the Texas seasons. at 100 degrees, no surprise it’s BBQ season too.
    Hugs John

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    1. Here in Texas, BBQ season is every one of the thirteen seasons. I like the description of “added rain.” Hugs, David.

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  3. It looks like you at least avoid Mud Season?

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    1. It is part of Noah’s Ark season. 😁

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      1. Ah, OK. The same mud, just different production methods.

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      2. Hahahaha. Good one.

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  4. Better than talking about politics. Or religion. Or “reality” shows or their “celebs” who are famous only for being famous.

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    1. So true, Keith. Politics is no longer a discussable subject. I would label it a shouting match subject. You brought a reminder about this Brad Paisley song. https://youtu.be/B9mpDAJOPac

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  5. Seems like weather is quite mercurial wherever one resides. When I lived in New England, we used to say, β€œDon’t like the weather? Wait 5 minutes.” πŸ˜‚ Have a great weekend, John!

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    1. I lived in Connecticut and loved the weather there.

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    We’ll be heading to AZ in a few days, where temps are rising, along with fires. Here in Branson, we’ve got the 90-degree weather that Texas has so generously shared. 😁 Loved your Haiku, John.

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    1. We are always happy to share, Gwen. Have a safe trip. 😊

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  7. I can’t seem to get it right. Is it May showers bring June flowers. Or is June showers bring July flowers. Or maybe it is just global storming.

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    1. April showers bring May flowers except in Cleveland

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  8. What a great chart from Joan. We’ve had humidity at. 78% this week. It’s not my favorite way to enjoy the warmer temperatures, but it’s better than freezing. πŸ˜‰

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    1. We learned a lesson about freezing so now we have heat and freezing to complain about. Our humidy is in the 70s as well. Have a super weekend, Jill.

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  9. I presume ‘Hell’s Front Porch’ is a euphemism for hurricane season. If it isn’t, I’m pretty sure the chart — amusing as it is — wasn’t made by a coastal Texan! There are mutterings already about the first of the season. We’ll see.

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    1. Hell’s Front Porch refers to the high temperatures. No, having survived Hurricane Harvey I don’t see anything funny about hurricanes. In fact I loved living on the coast except for getting the crap kicked out of us. (and the tourists) Thanks, Linda

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  10. When we had zero and below temps in February, I said I wouldn’t complain about the heat. I seem to have lied. Fortunately, our heatwave passed and we are sitting at 77 for a few days. I can deal with that.

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    1. We always lie about not complaining about the weather. Thaks, Dan. Glad the 70s are with you for now. 😁

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  11. Love the JohnKu, the style and message because it’s so true. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Steve. Have a super weekend.

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  12. We had your 90 degree weather all last week… or rather starting at the end of last week until Wednesday. It feels like so much of the earth was going through a heat wave!
    And ain’t it the truth: time spins – I think I might have mentioned to you the comparison to a toilet paper roll – the close to the end, the faster is spins!
    Have a wonderful Friday, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes you have mentioned the TP roll. It is also like the last part of pint of Ice cream seems to go fast as well. Two ends to every story. 😁

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      1. I thought so and
        Hahaha! Ain’t that the truth!

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      2. 😊

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  13. I sure wouldn’t mind having an icy day or two or three…. We’re in a Severe Drought warning at the moment.

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    1. That is very unusual for Florida isn’t it?

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      1. This time of year, yes. But we have had droughts before where we had to go into rationing.

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  14. Pollening is surprisingly difficult to say out loud. Good luck with Hell’s Front Porch.

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    1. Especially when you are sneezing your head off.

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  15. Love the meme. The weather’s been crazy. Hope the dogs aren’t stir crazy. Try to stay safe and dry.

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    1. I think our rain is over for a while. Thanks, Staci.

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  16. Lucy is so diplomatic.

    And yes, you guys have a TON of weather. There is nothing a shortage of conversation starters with that kind of calendar . . .

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    1. I think a smart bar owner woulf make coasters out of the list. Even straingers could find something to talk about. 😊

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      1. It would be a great way to break the ice.

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      2. I think so. Put it on the Montana list.

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      3. Oh, it’s on there pal.

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  17. That chart looks like a lot of hot days! Probably could say something similar about our Midwestern winters (Deep Freeze, etc.) By the way, we’re in the 90s this week, too. Hang in there, John, and be very glad for air conditioning!

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    1. Yes I thank the A/C diety every day.

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  18. I still remember your description of ‘Hell’s Front Porch’ . . . I believe you said something like ‘face melting.’ Yikes! πŸ™‚

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    1. That does sound like one of the side effects. 😁

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  19. We finally got rain. We’d like to spread it out over the summer instead of getting it all in 24 hours. Our drought continues. Soon fire will be a weather pattern.

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    1. Supposed to have rain in the winter. It is going to be a long hot summer for you guys.

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    There is always the crazy weather. We almost got rain here this week πŸ™‚

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    1. Gotta try harder. Almost is not enough. 😊

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    1. Yes indeed. The home of Willett bourbon. Well okay so it’s Kentucky.

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  21. I knew there was a reason I could never live in Texas!!! We get, on average, 5-10 days when the temp reaches 90Β° and those are miserable enough … no air to breathe!!! Enjoy your summer … the pups will probably enjoy a sprinkler if you have one! And have a happy weekend, my friend. Loved the JohnKu!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁. Have a super weekend too.

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  22. Dogs, flowers & Fridays! What a wonderful time for the Twiggy Resort! Hurrah! 🍨πŸ₯€

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    1. Yes it is. Add wine to that and everyone’s happy. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. And some smoky kebab, dear John! Mmm! That’s so delicious with a glass of good wine! 🍷😊

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      2. Ah yes. Let’s hear it for a smoky kebab. 😁

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  23. I thought the British had cornered the conversational market in weather related discussions. Maybe you Texans aren’t as free of that British yoke as you like to think…

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    1. Thant’s why we drink margaritas. Trying to forget.

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  24. We’re in “The Pollening” here right now and it’s been miserable for lots of us. Itchy, watery eyes, and sneezing all the time for me and almost everyone else I meet lately.

    This coming week our temperatures are going up to the 100’s so I’ll be joining you on Hells Front Porch…except I’ll be finding a nice cool place to ride it out. I hope you do too! πŸ˜€

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    1. I feel for you. As an asthmatic pollen season drives me to distraction. Lucky for me it is long gone here. Hope you weather it well. Have a super weekend Deborah. 😁

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  25. Weather? Did the original inhabitants come from an island on the western fringe of Europe?

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    1. Yes indeed. It is called the UK.

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  26. This cracked me up, John. The weather has been so odd this year in Oregon (and changing every year for the past 5 years) that I can’t even begin to categories our 13 seasons. Our 90 degree summer lasts about 3 days, but then we get the season of smoke. And our 8 months of rain. Funny how weather offers endless opportunities for entertainment… just don’t start a book that way. Lol. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it Diana. 😁

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  27. Ah, talking about the weather, that’s something we can all do without argument!

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    1. Yes we can. Maybe the only safe subject.

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  28. Yep! All true, John.

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