Threat of Severe Again as N. Illinois Swelters

By: juslivn, 3:54 PM GMT on May 18, 2016

Blog closed for now.
Be safe all ships.


After two days this past week of frost warnings, it looks like we may finally be warming over the weekend. It's been rainy, overcast and cold most days so I haven't even aclimated my plants for the the most part yet. This year's gardening will truly be survival of the fittest, because I truly feel we may still have a late frost looming out there all the way into early Jun...

Warming Trend for Chi! Probably a Perfect Spring and We'll Forget all Else...

By: juslivn, 6:10 PM GMT on March 31, 2016


Well, it is Spring and I hadn't started a new blog all Winter! Thanks for stopping by with Easter wishes, New Year wishes, St. Paddy's wishes, lolol. I am on FB mostly, but like to come back here usually once a day to lurk, or at least once a week. If something is going on with severe, I'll be here if I can, as usual. But feel free to post significant weather if I'm not around.

So, with some severe entering the area today, I caught the bu...

Updated: 2:49 AM GMT on April 12, 2016

Spring? Looks like we are on our way. Nice temps this week in N. IL

By: juslivn, 11:47 PM GMT on November 05, 2015


It has been a very warm November so far. Hoping you all have a Great Thanksgiving later this month and that we won't have it really bad this Winter with it being an El Nino :)
Golf weather at Christmas would be just fine with me.
I have about 200 or 300 bulbs ready to be planted this weekend for a super show in Spring.
As I said, hope it won't be a lousy, long Winter and maybe some of those bulbs will peek out early.
Yewt in Colora...

Updated: 4:13 AM GMT on March 07, 2016

Tragedy strikes in Fox Lake and our Chain of Lakes Community-Manhunt Continues

By: juslivn, 2:19 PM GMT on June 16, 2015

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Updated: 9:14 PM GMT on September 01, 2015

This One's for Brendan (post#34) Hawks Win!!! Bitter Sweet.

By: juslivn, 4:28 AM GMT on June 01, 2015


June is busting out all over! And How!


A flashback of Spring 2015, slideshow below (missing some full-blooms I can't find the pics of)
Thank you to those who watched the smilebox.
This slideshow goes well with a cold Spring-rain downpour, a nice chard and a tribute to BB King with your speakers turned up after playing in the dirt)
BBKingTribute link:


I Cannot ...

Updated: 3:04 AM GMT on June 16, 2015

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Located by the Fox River and Chain of Lakes in Northern Il. We boat, fish, love the outdoors, pets, and enjoy life.

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