s skippy the bush kangaroo: i wish i knew how to post my own photos on the net...

skippy the bush kangaroo



Friday, April 21, 2006

i wish i knew how to post my own photos on the net...

there's a mild thunderstorm in progress here in richmond. maybe it's just me, but i think my neighborhood is at its most beautiful when the sky is gray, the rain is falling, and the trees are so green you think you're living in a rainforest. i could do without the thunder and lightning, though. i do most of my travel on foot, and i've been caught in many a thunderstorm -- lightning ain't cool when you're walking down a road several miles from your home and you hear the blast half a second after seeing the flash. truth is, i wasn't scared of lightning until i moved to richmond. they don't have many storms like this in new england. up there it mainly rains a lot. it will drizzle or rain lightly for a day or two during the spring, but there isn't much thunder and lightning. summertime in richmond, though? dark clouds have a way of moving from the horizon to the zenith in a hurry. the day i started settling in here -- i even remember the date, april 8, 1998 -- was one such day, only the clouds and rain were accompanied by tornado warnings and hail. hail in april as far south as richmond! i think i've seen hail here three times since then, all three times during winter. but i've seen lightning hit the apartment complex i was living in a couple times. thank goodness for closets...
posted by Jim Yeager at 7:35 AM |

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