218: What the wind broughtPosted: April 29, 2011
The Big Wind brought us a few gifts. Some, like the big red ball, are whimsical and fun. Others will require some clean-up.
There are bits and pieces of all sorts of things lying around, caught in the trees, or floating on the pond.
It’s a good thing the garbage bin came back. With no help from me, I might add. Shortly after I returned from my unsuccessful search for it, a neighbor rang the doorbell and asked, “Were you looking for a garbage can?” As it turns out, I was, and she had it and was returning it. Seems she has a garbage can just like it (and, she said, just as beat up). Her daughter mistakenly brought it in when she saw it in the street, not noticing that her mother’s bin was already in the garage. At least we’ll have some place to put the trash now.
I am a little puzzled about the roof shingles. I don’t think they all belong to us. There are more than we are missing. I’ll have to go out for a walk and see if anyone south of us has a few gaps in their roof.
M did make it home safe and sound late last night. He said the descent was a little bumpy due to the wind, but it wasn’t too bad.
The next photo was taken early yesterday morning. The clouds were moving so quickly with the wind that we had brief periods of sunshine. The sunlight on the back of the pond and woods contrasting with the dark sky was a beautiful sight.
If you look carefully (or click to enlarge the photo so you can see it better), you will notice the trees are all leaning in the same direction as the clouds are moving. The wind was at its worst when I took this picture.
I did not do anything to change the colors in these photos. That’s how the light looked shortly after sunrise yesterday morning.
It is raining and chilly today. I even heard the S word on the local weather report. Snow? Really? It’s almost May. If it does happen, I doubt it will be more than a flake or two.
I will leave you for today with a couple of videos. The first was taken yesterday morning. If you watch the water on the pond, you’ll get a good idea of how strong the wind was at the time.
The second was recorded on Thursday morning, in the woods by the creek. The birds must have been feeling cheerful as they were singing and chatting quite a bit.
Have a great weekend!