Monday, July 28, 2008

Free Toothpicks

This summer, Northern Virginia has had some crazy unusual weather and natural occurrences...from tornadoes, severe storms, cool weather in July, and even a earthquake. Should we blame Global warming? Or maybe it's the End of Times? Either way...sure makes for some interesting photo opportunities.

Yesterday, we had another severe storm pass through my neighborhood. They don't last very long, but they sure make a mess of the yard with tree limbs, and leaves blown all over the place. This particular storm brought on some harsh lightning, and one of the trees in the front got struck. Sounded like a shotgun, and I was shocked to see the tree still standing...but the battle scars were left. The force of the lightning blew off a 5 in wide strip of bark from the very top branch, down to the tree's roots. Splinters of bark were all over the place like it had exploded out. I found some pieces of bark as far as 20 feet from the tree, and some strips of bark as long as four feet like the tree had been peeled. It made for an interesting Sunday afternoon, so wanted to share with anyone curious.

Toothpicks, Anyone?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

WTF?!? Time to Vent!!!

NOTHING is safe...

Between the hours of 12:00 am and 8:00 am, my yard was severely vandalized in a manor that most would only read about in a Martha Sterwart horror story. One, innocently glowing gazing ball was brutally abducted without care or concern for those to whom it belonged. That's right! Some inconsiderate FUCKER decided to help himself to my recently purchased, solar powered, light up at night, changing in three colors of blue, red and green, totally awesome gazing ball last night....TAKEN right out of my flower bed! I was so excited to finally receive it on Monday. Placed it in my flower bed Monday night, and by Wednesday morning, it's gone! I'm pissed!! Who steals a fucking garden ornament!?! I am cruising my neighborhood tonight, and the first gazing ball I see that resembles MY gazing ball, I'm taking it! I might even steal a gnome, a bird bath or two. Dammit, people!! Stay the fuck out of my yard!

**Okay...I apologize for the language. I feel better now, and I am searching at this very moment for a chocolate chip cookie to make it all right with the world again.**

IN LOVING MEMORY... you are missed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Chased by a Rainbow

I've heard the expression..."chase the rainbow", but this particular one was chasing me down Interstate 66 during rush hour traffic.