Thursday, February 25, 2016

Weather or Not





Climate Change, that crazy cousin of Mother Nature, has been dancing around the edges between winter and spring for weeks now. He is like a precocious child that has been given a wind machine and an air heater and he viciously flies up and down the coast raising the air temps on one side and then running up the wind machine from across the farmlands on the other pushing the colder air into a fight with the warmer air.

Then when he gets a good thing going he sits back and laughs at the wet lightning battle

We watched wide-eyed as 100 foot trees were flung back and forth and the smaller branches ripped from their hold to be flung into the air like crazy missiles.  We frowned as the river climbed high over the dock and pushed its way up the stone path toward the lawn.  We watched the sky turn angry charcoal as the sun began to set.

The rain that was released was nasty and flooded roads and lawns.  The lightning was frightening forcing all the creatures into shelters as the dark approached.  We sheltered down in the basement sitting near the storage room which is solid concrete block on two sides as the land line and cell phones rang over again and again and the TV sirens went off warning tornadoes were on there way.  Fortunately few touched down and none near us.

It was over in less than an hour and the Climate Change cousin got bored with the game and decided to fly over the Atlantic and play with the big boats.
  

7 comments:

Mage said...

Gosh, that truly must have been frightening. Do you have light, books, comfortable seats down there? Glad you are ok. Very.

Celia said...

Sorry the weather is knocking you around. So glad you are okay. Wind and rising water, eek!

Red said...

That's pretty scary. I'm glad you are safe. My 40 ft trees waving back and forth are scary enough.

messymimi said...

Glad all is well in the end.

Linda Reeder said...

I'm glad you escaped the worst of it. I really enjoyed your storytelling about the storm.

ellen abbott said...

sounds like a hurricane only those last for hours and hours.

Granny Annie said...

Right now Oklahoma is experiencing a large number of earthquakes and that is a scary thing. I guess we have always had them but not of the magnitude we have now. Glad you came out of your storm unscathed.