Talk about excitement! Mother Nature has been giving us quite the show here. Honestly! Just last week flash floods and now two days ago 2 tornados [oops as of last night the news said 3 tornadoes] touched down one at Chestnut Ridge Park the park I go to all the time! I heard the tornado did quite some damage on the lower end near the Eternal Flame so I’m so hoping the trail I hike is OK. My Guidance is telling me “no go” right now so when I do get a green light I will get on over there.
I’ve been trying to ride my bike when the sun does shine and I’ve managed very well thank you! One day last week I did peek at the National Weather Service and it said mostly sunny. Wonderful! I so looked forward to that bike ride and the moment I finished up with all I do, I did go. But …
Hey! Those clouds look threatening and where I might add was that sun? Mostly sunny my arse! And sure enough it began to rain here
whereupon I turned my bike around to head back home. See that huge dark cloud right above me? Yep. That’s the bad boy who let loose. I refuse to ride a bike in the rain. It is far too dangerous when those brakes get wet. Thank goodness there were only a few large splats.
I started grumping. I had looked forward to a nice long ride but I wasn’t about to take a chance on a downpour. We have been getting deluge after deluge with rain coming down as if a Monsoon were the normal around here. So no, I wasn’t about to take a chance in case again the skies opened up and I became caught in a Monsoon. Two days ago when the tornados hit I shot this out of our dining room window taken with my Canon.
Now I ask you is this not cool or what? It was so hot that steam was rising off our barn roof, the water falling vetically hard and fast off the roof, and the clouds literally sitting on the earth itself in our backyard. What an amazing feeling those moments gave me!
Now back to the story … my bike ride ….
I was riding down our street heading home as I looked around me seeing these huge black threatening clouds. I just had to stop to take pictures of what I saw …
Seeing is believing. You tell me. Would you consider this day to be mostly sunny?
Below are some links to the wild weather we have been having lately. I do apologize to those of you who will be taking the time to check them out regarding the advertisements. One link you actually have to scroll down to shut an obnoxious advertisement off just to hear the video that is posted. *sighs*
And oh about those weather forecasters … I’m not sure if what I heard is actually on one of the videos below but the National Weather Service was 8-10 minutes off warning people about the tornados. My Brother-In-Law who lives where one of the tornadoes touched down received a warning on his cellphone, yet the National Weather Service hadn’t even mentioned where he lives as a likely place a tornado would hit. OMG! Thank goodness no one was seriously hurt or killed!
Photography/”Wet And Wild”/ July 2017©AmyRose