Weather Watcher

Weatherwatcher

(Scroll down to listen to LadyG’s audio version of this post)

I’ve always been fascinated by the weather.

As a child, I remember watching my grandfather’s weather vane twirl from one direction to the next.

North, South, East, West…

But, somehow, it always seemed to me as if there was something deeper underlying those shifting winds.

What could it be?

I wondered if the easterly wind carried a portent of mysterious events to come.

If so, would it be something magical?

Odd?

Supernatural?

I had my suspicions, but I wasn’t sure.

So, in an effort to satisfy my curiousity about the wind and other weather related peculiarities, I decided to become an amateur meteorologist!

To that end, I feverishly consumed every book or article about the weather.

Which led me to…

Study cloud formations…

Fashion a bottle, balloon and some straw into a primitive barometer…

Learn the difference between spinning storms in the Northern Hemisphere..

And spinning storms in the Southern Hemisphere…

And spinning storms in the Pacific…

And spinning storms in the Atlantic…

And spinning storms on land…

And spinning storms on water…

You know….CYCLONES and what not.

At any rate, I became obsessed with other relevant phenomenon such as high and low pressure systems.

I was ever conscious of their locations 🙂

How’s that, you ask?

Well, I once read that if you face the direction of the wind, the low pressure system will be on your left side–at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

I’ve never verified that information but it seemed plausible to me 🙂

Oh, and don’t get me started on my passion for weather folklore, history and lies.

I love ’em all!

As a matter of fact, my dream job is to compile and study narratives and pictures from people who have lived through major hurricanes and other weather related events.

So…where does my preoccupation with weather come from?

Well, I can tell you with all certainty that my mother couldn’t have cared less.

Eh….My father might have had a passing interest.

But, honestly, I think that my obsession with weather may have come from the fact that I shuffled onto this mortal coil alongside Hurricane Camille.

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Hey…don’t laugh…Mark Twain had his comet and I have my hurricane 🙂

On a serious note, I realize that this storm left many lives lost.  That said, I do not in any way celebrate that fact.

However, I do have a certain amount of reverence and awe for mother nature’s powerful manifestations.

And, to this day, I am still captivated by all things atmospheric!

Speaking of which…

I grabbed a few photos of some of the damage cause by tropical storm Irma.

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Fortunately, my family fared pretty well.

I say prayers for those who were not so lucky and to those who are busy picking up the pieces.

In the end, this weather watcher has concluded that the Earth reserves the right to remind us of her power.

Either way, God will see us through.

 

Love and light to you all!

LadyG 😘 💋 💋

Audio version

56 thoughts on “Weather Watcher

  1. Wonderful! Your voice amazzzing!! Great read and great idea to incorporate your voice!! Do more with that voice of yours. 💲💲💲 Imma try it on my next post. God’s grace and protection through the storm. Big hugs, much love!

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    1. LOL!!! Thank you Sis!
      Hmmmmm….I never really thought about reading audio books but I have read and recorded poems written by bloggers Chevvy and T.Wayne. I surprised them by e-mailing it to them.
      They both said that it was amazing to hear their words read/spoken aloud.
      Thanks again Doc!

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  2. Glad you came through unscathed much with your family.
    I always imagine what it feels like over there when mother nature unleashes her powers. In Nigeria here, we do not have extreme natural disasters as such. But seeing flood devastations around here and the havoc caused by tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, earth quakes and such just humbles me. The earth still continues to remind us that with all our technological advancement and the release of iPhone x(😀 on a lighter note) and our destructive onslaught of nature, it still can’t be conquered.

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  3. So glad you are okay. Isn’t the act of nature such a truly powerful force. Makes me wonder why people kill one another in the name of anything else when nature is always in control. Love the photography too my friend. Glad you are okay. Always xx

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    1. Thank you sweetheart! I’ll never understand why people do those things. I actually just saw a report that a Florida Sheriff had to discourage people from shooting at the Hurricane. Can you imagine that?
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. That’s an awesome image that you just painted my friend. I can literally see Irma doing her dance! LOL! I’m happy that you and yours are well too.
      The whole thing really is very fascinating 🙂

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  4. I just love the audio version! You are a great story teller with a lovely voice! If you don’t mind too awfully bad, I may copy your idea one day and use audio too. 😁 Anyway, this was lots of fun to read and listen to, and so glad you made it through Irma okay! Amazing pictures, 🤤

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  5. Love your impressive photos of what remains after Irma …..
    My niece , living in Miami, had to move North , to escape the hurricane, and I’m waiting for some detailed news…..
    Thanks for your terrific pics!

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  6. As a native of Louisiana where hurricanes love to visit and a Katrina survivor I am oddly fascinated by the weather also. I love the calm after the storm. The sounds, the breeze, the smell of rain. It was a part of growing up. As an adult I now have a sound machine and my favorite sound is the thunder storm. Nature can be devastating, but it is also beautiful.
    Great read!

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  7. One of my besties in high school was named Camille…after the hurricane. She always hated her name, but I thought it was cool to bear the name of a force of nature. Quiet and shy in school, she went on to be a Lt Col in the military…her own force of nature. Lol
    Please do a weather series on here. Folklore. Legends. All of it. It would be so interesting. And I know you already have the material for it, Lady G.
    Glad you and yours fared well during Irma. We did too. Thank God I cooked like I did. We’d have starved for sure. Lol

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    1. That is awesome! Clearly, Camille went on to become something FIERCE! LOL!

      Girl, I just uploaded an audio version of this post! When you have a chance take a listen and let me know what you think. LOL!
      disregard the background noise. I had a 100 e-mails coming in!
      A series? Hmmmmm! That might be interesting 🙂 Thanks for the idea 🙂

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  8. Legend has it that hurricanes, which often start in the hot waters off the coast of Africa and travel to the US and the Caribbean, are actually revenge for the rage and pain felt by Africans during the Transatlantic Slave trade.
    But, of course, that is one of many different legends about hurricanes and other weather related phenonemon.

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