We just had the most beautiful weather this past weekend. Even though the sun is still out, there’s something in the air tonight. A wind storm. Full-on fast scary winds.
I love it.
It’s some of the most fun being out in the wind. The smell of fresh flowers and trees in my neighborhood flow through the air. As we ate dinner on our deck, you could hear the tree deck creaking as it swayed back and forth.
We’ve only ever lost a few large branches and an occasional birch tree in these storms. Maybe a power failure or two, but never enough that I need to own a generator. One day we may own one- I like my gadgets and toys working!
Tonight’s high winds are another reminder of how amazing nature is. The fact that it can still be stunningly beautiful but fiercely dangerous. At my work we had to warn the switchmen of the possibility of empty rail cars being blown down the tracks. They can roll silently and you wouldn’t hear them behind you. A rare occurrence, but entirely possible.
Side note: Storm is my favorite character from X-Men. That’s how I’m ending today’s blog. I think teenage me would agree. She’s pretty sexy in black with stark white hair. Not to mention the lightning and ability to control the weather and fly! She could save me any day.
But I digress. Old man Joe isn’t in need of saving. The only thing I save is my blog posts.
Shit. I ended with a “Dad Joke“.