Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Heart Of The Storm
So I drove to one of the lakes there that could offer me a longer and wider view of everything when it finally got here. It was quickly approaching as I drove to my destination. I tried to pull over once, but I was in a bad place that might quickly become flooded, so I kept moving.
I arrived at my final destination to be greeted by a gaggle of geese that were trying to shelter themselves the best they could. They weren't very successful. Geese may be one type of animal where their only form of shelter is just to stay off the water. This lightning strike didn't bode well for any of us.
This episode of Rat TV is not just a tease of things to come. This time I bring you the full blown thunderstorm. It was difficult to get this from inside the truck. I had to be careful that the camera didn't get soaked. The wind was blowing the rain right inside the truck with me. I couldn't worry about the geese for the time being.
When the storm finally began to lighten up the geese were gone. I don't know where they went, but hopefully they found a safe place to hide. I never felt like I myself was in any danger, but I had no choice but to wait out the storm right where I was. A good storm can cleanse the Earth and refresh the soul. That's the way I felt when it was all over.
Nature Center Magazine - Emma has found another gem of a website. This one is full of bugs! Just like finding a mosquito embedded in amber.