What are mozzies? Rain last night so a little relief. Right now 81 degrees 48% Humidity. 110 today, tomorrow and Monday Yuk!!!
When you're chewing on life's gristle[br]Don't grumble, give a whistle[br]And this'll help things turn out for the best...[br]And...always look on the bright side of life...[br]Always look on the light side of life.[br]Monty Python's Life of Brian[br]
Oh, it's a little word I picked up from some friends at a place called Any Port in a Storm. I had no idea what people were referring to either t63. It's European speak for mosquitoes,what we call "skeeters". So glad to pass along. Will make HT even happier because she teased me about it. (I also didn't know that Oz was short for Australia).
The July 'summer' days are, in fact, cool, grey rainy days. It rained torrents on St. Swithun's Day (several days ago)....and the legend goes - if it rains on St. Swithun's Day, it will rain thereafter for 40 days.....
And yet people moan when the temperature rises. This happens so seldom.
I think that 'mozzie' is more an African word....I learned it in Kenya.
Mozzie definitely sounds African. Is it commonly used though in Europe? I love the sound of it much more than" skeeters". We got a bit of a reprieve from the heat,only low 90F's her today. Got a lot accomplished outside.Many,many weeds to pull. I will sleep well tonight.
after weeks of rain, we've had two beautiful days. Yesterday I cleaned the weather's yard debris and rearranged the patio furniture to make it easy for Pastis to get around wearing that after surgery "cone" on his head. A little girl, while walking my dog, asked why he was wearing a hat. Because of the sun? , she asked.
I am intentionally not going to watch the video as intrigued as I am . Had never been around much tornado activity until 2/06 when one touched down here just blocks away very early in the a.m. It had jumped over the river and cut a swath through the uptown area and went all the way out to the lake. Major damage. Fortunately it was in the wee hours so there was not much injury or loss of life. My 15 year old dog who was by then blind and diabetic was trying to get me out of bed beforehand pulling the covers off the bed. He knew. This was only six months after Katrina.
wow, casimira, so you get tornadoes AND hurricanes in NOLA? Somehow, I didn't think there were tornadoes that far south.
We sure get them here in WI. Ever since Barneveld (which was quite a few years ago now) I definitely take them seriously. I've know a few people to have pretty scary experiences with tornadoes. We do drills at my school. 900 students all crouched on the floor in the basement, facing the wall with hands over their heads. It's quite a sight.
I watched the video and found it fascinating. Am I right in thinking that when the 'eye' of the tornado was upon them, it momentarily became very calm?
I had the searing experience of being caught with my Sherpa in the 'eye' of a thunder and lightening storm when we were at 12,000ft. I've been enquiring and looking for other peoples' possible similar experience but haven't found anyone. I want to ask about exact scientific changes that take place in the 'eye'...because I had that amazing thing happen to me and I survived. It was frightening beyond belief and I thought the Sherpa and I would die.
I was up this high when the storm overtook us. I look at that picture now and I can't believe I trekked up there on my own two feet. It was like looking down from an aircraft. It gave me a peculiar sensation. I stayed up there for several days and nights.
I loved that tornado video! Yes, it's totally foolhardy, but I can see why people would do that. What were the fiery looking flashes on the ground at the very end?
Spindrift, that is a singularly beautiful photograph and it's mind-boggling that you were up there on your own power to take it. My gosh! What did you all cling to in order to keep from being swept away when the storm descended?
It's a beautiful day here again -- it's about 28°, blue sky and a slight breeze. Despite the forecasts for storms, we haven't had any rain this week. It continues nice and warm in the south of France, and lousy in the north.