WITH THOSE SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND COULD THIS BE COLORADO?? NOPE, THIS IS BAYFIELD’S PIONEER PARK AND THOSE ARE DARK STORM CLOUDS IN THE BACKGROUND LATE THIS AFTERNOON
Sorry for all the confusion regarding the posting of my blog Sunday night. Still a big mystery as to what happened so my fingers are crossed that publishing tonight’s post will go alright. Some of the dates are mixed up so here is my official Sunday post link..... Oh So That's What Richard And Al Were Up To Last Thursday Morning Eh. And a big thanks to Kelly for finding it and the other 3 missing posts.
PHEEBS AND I STARTED OFF CHASING A STORM THIS MORNING
ROADS WET SO WE’RE GETTING CLOSER
AHHHHH YES THERE’S THE RAIN FINALLY
When our A/C kicked on at 7 a.m. this morning I knew that was probably a pretty good indication Pheebs and I would not be out for a walk anywhere. Kelly said Pheebs was already dragging herself along in the humidity when they were out for a walk earlier. About 7:30 I heard the first roll of thunder coming in off the lake and a quick check of our live radar weather feed confirmed a storm cell was headed in our general direction. Half an hour later with more cracks of thunder Pheebs and loaded ourselves into the Jeep and headed north towards Goderich in hopes of catching the storm and grabbing some photos. Roads turned from dry to wet about half way there and by the time we reached Goodrich the storm had blown through leaving a bucket load of rain behind. Puddles in the parking lots. We cruised down around the harbor and despite it raining lightly I was able to get Pheebs out for a short walk close to the Jeep. Sun popped out in a few spots and the humidity immediately went up so after a couple quick errand stops we headed back home. It wasn't even 10 o'clock and our outside activities were already pretty much over for the day. Absolutely hate when that happens!! Severe thunderstorm watch was issued this afternoon.
RAIN DIDN’T SCARE OFF THESE HARDY WORKERS OR THE FOLKS BELOW SITTING IN A GAZEBO BY THE LAKE
THE CUYAHOGA WAS IN PORT THIS MORNING AND THE AFT SECTION OF THIS SHIP ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF AN OLD TRAMP STEAMER SOMEWHERE IN THE OLD CHINA SEA WITH HUMPHRY BOGART AND LAUREN BECALL ONBOARD ……. CIRCA LATE 1930’S
DESPITE A STRIKE STILL GOING ON AT THE SIFTO SALT MINE PLANT EXPANSION IS STILL CONTINUING
I HAVE A FEELING THIS MAY BE A NEW ELEVATOR SHAFT GOING DOWN INTO THE MINE
I FELL OFF THE PIER INTO THE HARBOR AND WHILE MAKING MY WAY BACK UP TO THE SURFACE I TOOK THIS PHOTO OF A TREE BRANCH HANGING OUT OVER THE WATER………OKAY, OKAY, SO THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN……IT’S REALLY SOME KIND OF GREEN PLANT GROWING OUT OF A CRACK IN THE DOCK AND BACKGROUNDED BY THE HARBOR’S DEEP BLUE WATERS
With the afternoon thunderstorm watch in mind I checked our live radar feed and saw storm cells forming up over Eastern Michigan and starting across the lake. One appeared headed for Bayfield so I grabbed my camera and headed on over to Bayfield's Pioneer Park hoping for some ominously dark storm cloud photos. I did get a few shots but not the big dark menacing tornado laced ones I was looking for. Ended up coming back home after half an hour.
ZIPPING INTO BAYFIELD LATE THIS AFTERNOON I COULD SEE TALL CUMULUS CLOUDS BUILDING TO THE SOUTH
STORM CLOUDS GATHERING OVER THE LAKE TO THE WEST
THESE TEENERS GATHERED ON THE HULL OF AN OLD SHIPWRECK HAVING FUN OF COURSE AND COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT A POTENTIAL STORM ….. STORM SCHMORM WHO CARES
WHERE ONCE THE LAKE AND SKY WERE ONE I NOTICED A PENCIL THIN DARK BLUE LINE FORMING ACROSS THE HORIZON….OH-OH, MAYBE A SUNAMI WAVE??
TOOK ME A FEW MINUTES TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT WAS
SLOWLY APROACHING LAND IT FINALLY DAWNED ON ME WHAT WAS HAPPENING
WIND ON THE WATER BLOWING IN AHEAD OF THE STORM
MINUTES BEFORE NOT A LEAF STIRRED IN THE LATE AFTERNOON’S HOT AND HUMID STILL AIR
THE WINDS SOON SWEPT IN ROLLING UP THE TALL BLUFFS RUSTLING OVERHEAD BRANCHES BEHIND ME
AND I SAW A MADCAP FUZZY HEADED WOODPECKER RACING ACROSS THE SKY HEADING SOUTH
Well I just went and did what I had set out not to do. I did not want to write this post with a lot of photos in it in case it didn’t publish again tonight. Well, I haven’t ever been very good at listening to myself so here goes………………..
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Jon's working at the lumberyard, pushing a tree through the buzz saw, and accidentally shears off all ten of his fingers. He goes to the emergency room. The doctor says, "Yuck! Well, give me the fingers, and I'll see what I can do." Jon says, "I haven't got the fingers." The doctor says, "What do you mean, you haven't got the fingers? It's 1998. We've got microsurgery and all kinds of incredible techniques. I could have put them back on and made you like new. Why didn't you bring the fingers?" Jon says, "Well, heck, Doc, I just couldn't seem to pick 'em up."
A man and his wife were making their first doctor visit, the wife being pregnant with their first child. After everything checked out, the doctor took a small stamp and stamped the wife's stomach with indelible ink. The couple was curious about what the stamp was for, so when they got home, the husband got out his magnifying glass to try to see what it was. In very tiny letters, the stamp said, "When you can read this without a magnifying glass, come back and see me."
Why does the bride always wear white? Because it's good for the dishwasher to match the fridge and stove.