Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A few thunderstorms?

"A few thunderstorms" is what the weather forecast said this morning.

Gee, now I am stuck in my office! Jimmy (my office-mate) just concluded we'll have to stay over night (fortunately there are plenty of couches at PI). I don't think I've ever seen a thunderstorm like this. It's suddenly gotten dark, even the street lights turned on. I thought I might have forgotten there's an eclipse of the sun. Winds came up. The tree directly in front of my window lost every branch smaller than my arm within 5 minutes. The water is about to be blown out of the lake. Now it's raining so heavily I can't even see that stupid tree. In the distance I hear an ambulance. It's kind of scary, and I just realized I forgot to close the windows at home...


Update, 30 minutes later: Sun is shining again, and we have a beautiful rainbow...

8 comments:

Arun said...

Was home safe and dry?

Bee said...

Hi Arun,

yes, I am home and dry. I was very lucky, the wind came from the other side so it didn't rain on my desk. That will teach me to check the weather forecast before I leave the house...
Best,

B.

PS: What time zone are you in?

Arun said...

I'm in New Jersey, so UTC-5 - US EST.

Rae Ann said...

Wow, that sounds kind of frightening, like almost a tornado. Glad everything is okay now.

Bee said...

kind of. I was walking through the streets this morning, and there are broken branches everywhere. the flowering trees have lost most of their blossoms, and garbage flew around where dumpsters were not really closed. well, the trees will recover. but yes, it's kind of scary and reminds me how little we have to put against the forces of nature. best, B.

Arun said...

Was wondering about your time-zone question, so, I had just finished planting in the ground my new Nelly Moser Clematis, and trellis - took from around 6:30 to 8:00, and logged in when I came in from that.


(shown here when still in the pot.)

Bee said...

Hi Arun,

never been in New Jersey, how is it? I was just thinking... can't quite remember what I was thinking though. Probably a frog-leaping thought. So we are actually in the same time zone? Beautiful photo, I hope the Clematis took their move well? Best,

B.

Arun said...

Hi Bee,

NJ is great from my perspective. E.g., here I live within 0.6 mile of the county library headquarters branch. More some other time!

Since my transplant method involves not disturbing the plant roots at all, I'd be surprised if the move didn't go well (slice the pot if necessary). The time consuming part here was digging a big enough hole and setting up the trellis.