July 23, 2010
My Mom taught me to look to the sky for weather signs. I learned from a very early age that turning leaves meant very nasty thunderstorms. Combined with ominous stillness the turning leaves meant the eye of the storm is very close. Outside the eye of the storm the winds gain speed. Friday's storm brought the turning leaves pictured yet an eerie stillness before unleashing its furry. The quiet seemed quite odd. Even the birds stopped chirping as the skies darkened. This was a very violent storm that took the life of at least one person in our area and was reported to be a small tornado to the south of us so we just caught the top side of it. We didn't have any garden damage so that was nice. It's surprising though given the strength of the winds!