We have had a very nasty bout of violent storms over the past few days. Yesterday one of these storms blew up so I took a few video clips. This video clip does not show the full force of the violence as I ended up having to take cover. Cedar trees to the left just out of range of the camera moments later were bent almost in half. The rain came down so hard the garden was barely visible. While I was taking this video the rain was hard enough to send the wonderful scent of basil though the air. Later the report came out that the storm was a suspected tornado to the south of us and a fisherman very close to our house who had been unfortunate enough to not heed the weather warnings had died after being struck by lightening. As boaters we know that rogue lightening from these types of storms happens so it is not a time to be on the water. From a gardening perspective I was concerned about damage in the garden but despite the high winds everything looks good. We are bracing ourselves for more storms today. They look like they will be just as violent!
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