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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Backyard Forecasting

Pre-El Nino?


The clouds are hiding now.
The storm is on the way.
So they say.
Plan ahead.
Those high paid meteorologists
Wearing expensive clothes--
Have warnings,
fancy maps
Doppler radar,
and serious expressions on their faces.
It’s time to prepare.
Buy umbrellas,
flood insurance.
Stock up on food,
at least make sure you have a raincoat.
Outside,
sunshine is streaming all over the place.
You grab your sunglasses and sit in the shade.
You’re out a few hundred dollars but you’re ready.
And on such a wonderful November day
You see the frantic hummingbird poke her head into the last of the blossoms—

and think it’s funny
because even without the Prime Time weather team--

She knows. 

11 comments:

  1. hahahahaha on my doppler radar I see the storm. Run, run, run for the hills and don't look back.

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. My dad used to swear by a piece of seaweed hanging from the shed – it if was wet it was raining, if it was dry, it wasn't! I'm sure the hummingbird knows best.

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    1. Seaweed? You must have been close to the shore. Wait, you're on an island where it rains all the time! LOL

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    2. Hi Eve, we were miles from the sea but dad always enjoyed a joke, and yes it rains all the time :-)
      I wanted to let you know that Julie left a reply to your questions about Be-Wee the gnome. I had not heard of him before so I'm learning along with everyone else.

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  3. Who needs all that technology when you can get the right buzz from a hummingbird :)

    Gary

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