Monday, May 7, 2007

T-Weather ...

Last night, we paid more heed to the weather forecast than we had since last year's hurricane season. After the horrendous devastation in Kansas, a prediction of possible tornadoes and the giving of an exact time by which the storm should reach our neighborhood got our attention.

We could see the edge of a weather front moving in to the west of us, as it did a few years ago when a small tornado followed the canal across the street from us and overturned a car at the main intersection neaby.

Back then, we were chatting with Zeta, who had dropped by, and we remarked on how windy it was getting. Yes, it was ... it stripped all the leaves from a tree across the street and left them in an oval green cloud on the grass.

We needed the rain we got last night. But something strange did happen. There is not a blossom left on the Hibiscus bushes.

5 comments:

ol Doc said...

We had thunder rumbling and (gasp) rain falling from the sky on Saturday night. The weather station said there were areas of rotation in the clouds overhead but we didn't find any circular debris. Just lots of pecan pollen on the road.

The grass gave a huge sigh of relief for the drink.

Zeta said...

Two whole inches of rain fell into the streets of Miami. The wind blew the lid of our garbage can up and allowed plenty of H20 inside. Luckily, it drained by morning and the garbage truck pick up our trash without any repercussions of soggy trash. The driver of the garbage truck is usually on the cell phone when he picks up our trash which means, concentration not required for his duties. I often wonder what happened to the employees of Miami Dade County who used to throw the trash in back of the truck. Did someone move their cheese to another location? Did they find work elsewhere with Miami Dade County system? When I worked at S. Bank, many of the employees would cash their paychecks at the teller windows.

Big Ed said...

The electricity did go out for half a minute.

Susan said...

A tornado ran the canal that I used to live on? W.O.W!

Ranger said...

Yes Susan, a little T did. The denuded tree was in Paul's yard. The lady who was driving the overturned car was not injured badly.

Seat belts, people, if you intend to fly your car.