Tuesday, December 5

Overcast and warm before the weather changes morning coffee muses.

Garbage trucks are banging by this morning, disturbing the overall quietness of the morning. Ceiling fans are spinning at full speed, causing a background roar at just audible sound levels.

According to the prognosticators, the weather change will roar in about noon bringing an increasing chance of rain for the next couple of days. I will not complain, we’ve been in a bit of a dry spell for a while. If nothing else, this cold front will suck what’s left of the green out of the cypress trees and the red oak… if the strong north wind doesn’t just blow all of the leaves away.

The birds really appear to like the overcast skies. I always see them move thru earlier and in greater numbers on the days the sun is hidden. On sunny days I don’t see hardly a bird before 9 a.m., on cloudy days they are about before 8:00.

I just checked the radar and the fronts over downtown Houston. There is a long line of shower to the north, and another building in to the south. Both are drifting to the east along the frontal boundary. It looks like the prognosticators will be right about plenty of water falling from the cold clouds. As a matter of fact, it’s starting to mist rain now.

Breakfast calls….

 

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