The weather often imitates how things are in life. Sometimes it’s as peaceful as a beautiful sunset. I like it when nature mirrors my inner peace. My youngest had her first piano recital which was an absolute joy. I actually posted more pictures of that via Facebook. Lovely, Gabby and I braved the recently unstable weather to visit her friend far out in the country. We never found her friend…it’s obvious that we live in the 4th largest state sometimes. Later some big storms rolled in bringing flash flooding in town…it still feels very uneasy now though in spite of the severe storm watches nothing has developed thankfully. It remains to be seen if my sense of unease is justifiable.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Our first major storm of the season came in with a rumble. Frankly I’d never seen or more accurately seen a storm quite like this. The rumble of thunder was literally constant as this beast approached. Reports of large hail were coming in so when it started we were not surprised. Reports of golf ball hail was everywhere so I think you could say we were blessed. Thankfully our cars were in the garage. Our siding is steel fortunately but the screens…well…. Lots of hail in a short amount of time. I hate to see the new leaves get hammered. Next day was quietand that’s when I noticed our fence…new peep holes. Hopefully our trees recover. It’s a rough start to the Northwest’s storm season.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
I don’t think I can ever get bored with this season to answer my own question. It’s the gateway to all I like. I love seeing things grow again…hearing the birds…and smelling the flowers. Trust me, this view is way better in the spring than winter. Strangely this cold/warm extreme has made some things more dead than alivebut all in all my favorite greens are spring greens. Usually we have many trees with red and/or pink blossoms…not so much this year…not even many red leaves. Our outside apple/bell ornament has weathered quite a winter. The white blossoms are everywhere. The one thing I don’t like is how unpredictable the storms are. I can’t say how many walks have been interrupted. I wonder if it’s bee Thanksgiving. Bumble bee are joining the action now. Well, it’s sprinkling again so I’m done for now, I’ll leave the trees to enjoy it.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Here you must be on the lookout for bad weatherbecause you never know when it will take a rather drastic turn. I was heading out to walk when I observed this storms approach. I didn’t really expect more than heavy rainso I proceeded to walk a bit and click some pictures near the pond. My favorite sure sign of spring…the irrigation ditch. Gabby was near me navigating around the plentiful burrs. The left over cat tails look about shotbut I still like them. Finally the rumble of thunder pulled my attention away from another spring classic. You know it’s bad when you hear the roar of approaching hail before it arrives. Strangely most part of our town didn’t get hail…we definitely did…some was thumbnail size. There was a lot of it too. The window wells had a lot built up by the time the storm passed on. Sadly this heralded in a cold front with…you guessed it…our old ‘friend’ snow. Once the snow stopped cold rain came…and lasted for some time. Fortunately we have no garden yet…the hail and the cold would have done a number on it I think. Still, I like the drops…not the cold but the artistic reflective drops always pull me in. The birds continued to sing like we weren’t getting a weather relapseand I love that! It’s all only a reflection of winter past after all