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Two Excitements

The first excitement last night was dodging the raindrops to harvest enough “Tango” lettuce from the Front Garden to make up our dinner salad. The first garden salad of the year.  They are not very big, but I had to thin out those two French Breakfast radishes as well. A single spicy bite.

Mammatus Clouds

The second excitement was watching the sky – and the TV reporting on the tornado that tore through Springfield, less than 50 miles (as the crow flies) away.  As we watched a second tornado also touched down as it continued northeast from Springfield, in the direction of our daughters.  We only got a severe thunderstorm. Lots of thunder and lightning. We think one lightning strike was on our lightning rod – installed after lightning hit our barn and burned it down in 1990.  We didn’t get much rain or wind, but my husband, who knows about these things, said the mammatus clouds do indicate severe thunderstorms or even tornadoes.  Scientists have such a way with  words – the word ‘mammatus’ comes from the word ‘mammary.’

BTW – our daughters and their families came through with as little drama as we did.

2 comments to Two Excitements

  • Lisa at Greenbow

    Nothing like a little spring time excitement. I am glad the best is what you received in a salad. The rest is some excitement that we don’t want, other than the rain that is. The salad looks yummy.

  • Pat

    Lisa – I’ll be looking forward to more exciting harvests, but exciting weather is something I can do without.

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