January, The Year of Our Lord, 2015 …

My participation here in the year just past was sporadic.  I am going to try to be more consistent in this new year.

My intent will be to post something every day — but be not surprised should I occasionally (or even more frequently) — fail in the effort.  Having grown long-of-tooth and long-since retired, with not much of a pressing nature ever a part of the agenda and much leisure time available, it nevertheless seems that I am less inclined to be faithful to a task.

But I’ll try …

It will be something of a monthly journal.  Each month will see a new post, with daily (or less frequent) additions.

A new post will begin on the first day of each subsequent month, labeled as is this one, beginning with the new month.

Don’t expect a classic composition or a best seller or even necessarily something interesting.

Feel free to comment.

So here goes:

Thursday, January 1, 2015:

Let’s start with something easy — photos (there will be a lot of those upcoming) …

The first day of the new year started out sunny …
January 1, 2015

But ere long, clouds began to roll in …

New Year's Day Sky, 2015 - 1

and now the day is cold and cloudy!

New Year's Day Sky, 2015 - 2

Hopefully, the local meteorologists are wrong about the upcoming snowy weekend.  (More on that later — hopefully, a retraction) …

Regardless of the weather, there is always a warm welcome from our Church, Holy Angels, Basehor, Kansas.

It begins at the door …

Welcoming Door

And then one walks into the spacious nave …

Spacious Interior  @ Holy Angels

With the lovely Christmas-Season-Adorned Apse …

DSC09571

And the Love and Loveliness of the Season washes over the Soul and Joy Abounds.

It’s probably because I’m an old Carpenter that being under the wooden deck and beams …

Holy Angels Deck & Rafters

Gives me such a Secure, Comfortable Feeling.

That plus Being in the House of the Lord …

Well, that’s all the inspiration I’m capable of as of 3:15 p.m. on January 1, 2015.

More later.  Not necessarily More Quality, just more …

January 2, 2015 @ 9:30 p.m.:  It could soon get nasty around here —

Tonight
  A chance of sleet before 1am, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet between 1am and 5am, then freezing rain likely after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Saturday  Rain or freezing rain likely, becoming all rain after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Saturday Night
  Rain likely before 7pm, then snow. Low around 9. Wind chill values between -3 and 7. Northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

The nastiness hasn’t started yet but the cold night air feels very damp and the evening sky has an ominous patina tonight …

Edgy January Sky
Snow atop freezing rain doesn’t make for pleasant driving.  If the forecast holds true, tomorrow’s photo may be of necessity, black & white …

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