“Clouds are high flying Fog”

Cloudy day today, a storm cloudy day, a rainy day. When I saw the clouds, I knew. I didn’t need to look at the weather prediction. Snow clouds are different. They have an eerie light, almost a warning system. Fair day clouds are puffy and very white. Storm clouds cover the sky and darken the day. The pine tree branches look stark, even bold. A winter rain is bone chilling. I will not be going anywhere today. I am into comfort and warmth.

I started reading a Ghanaian mystery by Kwei Quartey. It is the fourth book of his I’ve read. His plots are simple: murder, investigation and arrest. But I am not drawn to his novels by the plots. It is Ghana. I love reading of places where I’ve been and of things Ghanaian. I know what dinner looks like when it is fufu and stew. The main character was riding through Adabraka, a section of Accra. I knew it well. The hostel was there as was Talal’s, a spot for lunch, for Peace Corps pizza as Talal used to call it: pita bread with tomatoes and melted cheese. A movie theater was within walking distance of the hostel as was a pretty good restaurant. Back then, if you were young and white and asked to go to Adabraka, the taxi driver would take you right to the hostel for twenty pesewas from anywhere in the city. I looked for that hostel as did my friends Bill and Peg. We didn’t find it. So far in the novel, Death at the Voyager Hotel, we haven’t a murder, a death yes but only one person believes it a murder.

A dismal day demands little, and that’s what it will get.

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  1. Hedley Says:

    Bucks and Ducks. With the SEC and the ACC kicked to the curb either the Big 10 or the Pac 10 with reign supreme tonight.

    I have to work out my viewing to include Episode 7 of “The Honorable Woman” and the adventures of The Batch – Farm Boy and Babes episode 2 and then hang on to the kick off of the National Championship Game. Pulling for Brutus, not the duck.

    The snow blower purred around 5.00 am this morning and after 45 minutes, the driveway became passable.

    Where is the announcement of The Eels live at the RAH ? I am waiting impatiently.

    Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Detroit Lions against the KC Chiefs ,at Wembley, on November 1st. I am ready.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I am not a fan of either the Bucks or the Ducks though my nephew, a beaver, would probably be a duck fan.

      Scheduling favorites which are opposite each other tends to be a problem especially one and done.

      Snow? You had snow? It is amazing you had 45 minutes worth of snow blowing.

      The Lions at Wembley-how perfect for you!

      • Bob Says:

        Fans here of TCU and Baylor are not pleased with the way the committee decided who would go to the Campionship series. Obviously, Ohio State won out because they Would draw a bigger audience in TV revenu than having the best two teams. Even though the game is being played in Jerry’s World here in Arlington, I could care less who wins. As usual money talks and everything else walks.

        Cloudy cool day with a slight chance of drizzle or light rain.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I don’t follow college football, and I wouldn’t follow the pros if we didn’t have the Patriots.

        They pick any teams they want? There isn’t a formula as to which teams are in the championship? I don’t understand how the schools find that acceptable.

  2. olof1 Says:

    Windy and rainy here so all snow, four inches, is now gone again. It will snow in two days again with the same result, rain and warm winds follow next time too. I’m glad about having a warm winter but this is just stupid 🙂

    It is fun to read books from areas one know, the writer must get everything right when describing the area 🙂 I’ve heard that we have a writer here in this county that writes murder msyteries so I must find one og her books so I can follow where the murder moves around 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It is pouring. Earlier the rain was light but now it is quite heavy rain, enough to keep Gracie inside.

      We had a warm winter last year. This year is the one without snow as we haven’t had any yet. That is so strange.

      The author is Ghanian but lives in the US. He does use some Ghanaian English, and I love reading it.

      Enjoy your evening!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It started out snowing early this morning but it soon turned to rain. It’s been raining all day. It is warmer than the past week so the dogs and I were able to do our usual walks. We got wet but we didn’t freeze our fandangoes so everyone was happy.

    I have tried to get enough ambition to work on something but I guess it needs a jump start. Nothing is happening. I pick up a project, fiddle with it for awhile and put it down. I read a little bit in one of the books I started then I put it down and picked up a different ereader and read from another book I started. My only accomplishment was to detangle the skein of yarn that Piki Dog eviscerated the other day but most of that I did yesterday.
    I’m just spinning my wheels today.
    If a dismal day demands little, I have achieved that state of being. Oh no, that means I’ve accomplished something. Darn. 🙂

    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      It has been raining most of the day here too. It didn’t start with snow. Right now it is pouring more than it has all day. Gracie hasn’t been outside for hours.

      I didn’t do much today either. I brought in some stuff from the car and did a job on my back carrying the bag of litter. I didn’t even try to bring in the dry dog food. I put away my laundry and took a nap. That is it for the day. The rain did’t give me a whole lot of ambition.

      It’s true about a dismal day. Yours was successful!

      Have a great evening.

  4. MT C Says:

    Good to hear that somewhere its not snowing. Its the first day here in nearly two weeks that the sun has had the sky mostly to itself. Mostly. AND it go all the way up to 21.somethingorother (wasn’t really paying attention) and only a hint of a 15mph breeze. It will be back to near negative again tonight though. I think its owing me something, having endured Ma Nature’s stink of negative. Maybe warmth would be adequate. Maybe.

    Glad to see the Pats pulled it off again. One more time and they’ll have a chance at the BIG rings.

    Carl

    • katry Says:

      Carl,
      We haven’t had any at all-not even a dusting. I’m probably jinxing myself now. We haven’t seen much of the sun. I forget what it looks like.

      Today at 38˚ was an above average temperature for the day.

      That Pat’s game was amazing. Coming back twice from being down 14 points was nothing short of miraculous.


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