We have had some wild and woolly weather the last couple of weeks. I’m not a meteorologist, but apparently we’ve had some crazy cold front swirling around that has brought us tons of rain, followed by short bursts of sunshine, followed by gale force winds off of beautiful Lake Michigan.
Last weekend we took a day trip to Fort Wayne to visit my mother-in-law. It rained. A lot. While at her house one of her neighbors called and told us to go outside to see a double rainbow. It’s been ages since I’ve seen one so I grabbed my iPhone and headed outside.
The pictures just don’t do it justice. It was beautiful.
On Thursday they put up gale warnings on our side of the lake. We had gusts up to 60 miles per hour and waves cresting around 25 feet. And rain. A lot of rain. See a theme going on here? We had some tree branches come down on our property and we actually lost power for a while in the middle of the night. But the thing that never ceases to amaze me is the sound. We are surrounded by big trees and the roar of the wind is awesome. I would have gone outside to record some of it, but frankly I didn’t want to get hit by flying branches, so you have to take my word for it – it was AWESOME and just a bit scary.
Last night we went to a friend’s house who lives on Lake Michigan. The lake was still whipped up and the winds were howling. Here are some shots off of her back deck.
So, today it is still windy, chilly and gray. A perfect day to clear out the garden and get the Halloween decorations out.
And that concludes the weather report.