MrsBlue, H.t.w.d., and I were out on a little drive yesterday when the rains
began, which, after starting as a drizzle, picked up steam until we were in a
torrential downpour, complete with intense thunder and lighting. This really was
quite enough to satisfy our urge to be in an extreme weather situation when the
hail began, starting the size of raisins, causing concern it would start
chipping paint, before upgrading to the size of marbles, which caused concern
that they might actually crack the windshield. We pulled over to wait some of
this out, and continuing on after the hail abated, managed to run into a spot of
what was probably a combination of drizzle and that stuff that floats off
dogwood tree, but couldn't have seemed more like snow. After traversing no fewer
than three flooded roads we finally made it home safely, with no signs of
plagues of locusts or frogs or anything. Of course in spite of this downpour coming on the
heels of a steady month of rainy weather, we're still under a strict drought
emergency in this area, which I imagine will only be lifted when it's time for
it to be replaced by flash flood warnings.
Link of the Day: How Individual Differences in Taste Input Impact Smell and Flavor Perception.
Thanks Hoosier Dadi. Who knew?
Image of the Day: Antarctic Ice Shelf Vista.