The Power of Nature

Today, we finally had a thunderstorm with some decent rain in North Texas. It hasn’t been raining for quite some time. And we are back into the drought again, this Summer. I’m always fascinated what an amazing light show Mother Nature provides for us at moments like these. In the South, the lightning can be wicked. But it is stunning as well. Here is a photo of a powerful lightning strike, I’ve witnessed in early August 2013:

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Lightning strike from an early August storm in 2013

Rainy February Day

Due to the warmer weather I could leave my greenhouse window open the last couple of days/nights. But this afternoon, the rain became more severe and a cold front moved in. The temperatures dropped from 70ºF (21ºC) down to 48ºC (9ºC) within a few hours. And it supposed to get even cooler tonight. In neighboring counties is Winter Weather Advisory until tomorrow evening. In the meantime, the wildlife tries to stay warm. And we don’t know, what happens to the trees, which just budded over the last few days. If Mother Nature is not bi-polar, then I don’t know what is is going on with this crazy ol’ lady.

Solar Eclipse Poem

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Annual Solar Eclipse in North Texas on May 20, 2012

The Solar Eclipse

A one life wonder
A treasure to behold.
Animals all ponder
Stories have been told.

Farmers don’t have a clue
Everybody glares at this sight.
People climb for a better view
Suddenly day turns to night.

Everyone tries to get a glimpse
Out of the blue it turns cold.
Will there be a apocalypse
Next time it occurs, everyone will be old.

Author Unknown