Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Talking about the weather

We had some weird little storms here yesterday afternoon. The first one only lasted about five minutes, but the initial force of the wind was phenomenal and (for me) completely unexpected. It filled this room with spray and I had trouble closing the door against it. Not surprisingly, the power went off for a few hours, and in the meantime we had two more storms from other directions. All in all, a rather strange afternoon weatherwise.

Needless to say, the dogs did their usual storm thing: Little Pup hid under the dining room table, and Big Pup wouldn't leave my side, huffing and puffing in distress as though she was The Little Engine That Really Couldn't. I was trying to count how many breaths she took per minute, but it was too fast to count (not joking).

The photo above looks east, and shows one storm heading north along the coast; there are three more pics at Flickr.