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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.
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. 


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

    cheers, parsnip

  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.

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

    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.

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