The snow squall turns the daylight into dusk as our car follows the winding road out of town. Oblivious to the weather, it rolls along as intent as we are. Like a horse, it seems to know its way to the Amish woodshop where we are headed and, when we arrive, it seems as happy as we are. I really don’t know how many times we have driven out here. But if I count the years and multiply them by the weeks, I might come up with an approximate figure.
I think the snow on the ground is lovely this time a year. I will most likely feel differently by say, February. But since the winter season is just gearing up and the holidays are coming, I’m in a celebratory mood.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Tucked away in an undisclosed nook of the Blue River near Corydon lives an ancient amphibian in need of modern-day humans.
We have visited Chicago during many holiday seasons to take in everything seasonal, including a play. A favorite is "A Christmas Carol," and we’ve seen this classic at several venues. We always stay on North Michigan Avenue so we can easily wander the beautifully decorated avenue to admire window displays and the décor at Water Tower Square.
Have you heard the name John Allen Chau yet? He was a young 26-year-old American missionary who took an unusual interest in a non-domesticated tribe of people known as the Sentinelese. They live on a remote island in India’s Andaman and Nicobar island chain. Chau was told about two fisherman who were strangled by the Sentinelese back in 2006. It is well understood that these tribesman are not friendly to strangers. Chau knew the dangers, even avoided getting romantically involved with anyone, knowing his attempts with these people were likely to be dangerous. But Chau is said to have had a “radical call” to find “unreached groups.” He had planned to live among them for years and learn their language.
Every year about this time of the season I get calls and inquiries about care for Christmas cactus — where to place them; do they prefer warm or cool; will they thrive in direct sunlight; do they need repotting; do I fertilize it; and what happened to it?
The normal quiet at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area was broken last week as thousands of majestic — and noisy — sandhill cranes arrived for their annual stopover.
LOUISVILLE — With the 2016 presidential election came a noticeable uptick in political awareness throughout the American population. The time since has been a tumultuous period marked by strife, tense partisanship and scandals by the week. The incident that has caused one of the greatest frenzies in this hectic atmosphere, however, didn’t take place in the White House or on Capitol Hill, but on a football field.
JEFFERSONVILLE — In this instant gratification, technology-besotted age, something is to be said for the time-honored ritual of plucking a real Christmas tree from a locally owned lot.
Think it’s too late to put down that winterizer fertilizer you forgot about? Think again! If you can run a spreader across your lawn easily without a snow buildup on the wheels, then it’s not too late. Your lawn will thank you next year.
Cranberries are a popular Thanksgiving ingredient, but the fact that they are pigeon-holed as a turkey add-on is kind of sad, because not only are they gorgeous and versatile, they’re also tasty and nutritious.
It’s early morning and extra quiet. I don my usual winter gear: a warm jacket, gloves, my black knit hat and my heavier winter boots. Stella, the dog, is eager to go on her morning walk. The outside door creaks slightly as I open it and we enter a winter wonderland. The snow is falling in thick flakes, covering everything. I look up into it and see a gentle, never-ending swirl of white. Snow clusters on my shoulders and on Stella’s back, and everywhere I look, it coats every detail with a soft, fluffy blanket of white.
Paradise, California, is most certainly not anyone’s paradise anymore. It was so decimated by the recent fires that many officials have cast doubt on its ability to ever fully recover.
Today, it snowed, and the temperature has dropped. Thanksgiving is this Thursday! I am not sure which one is the best American holiday: the Fourth of July with a cookout or Thanksgiving.
Because of the infrequency in time and location of total solar eclipses, scientists historically have had difficulty studying broad, controlled data collections on eclipse-related animal behavior. But with the advent of smartphone technology, researchers are looping in citizen scientists to help record the effects of solar eclipses.
- Shooting victim succumbs to injuries
- School resource office found dead
- Razing the future
- Prairie Industries building coming down
- Tuesday service to bring hope in a rough year
- Stars ready to kick off season at Lebanon
- Lebanon evens conference record with win over WeBo
- Ceremony remembers fallen officers
- Lady Stars control second half against Lebanon
- Violent truck driver gets probation