Friday, June 2, 2017


Earlier I wrote about seeing a young moose.  That was pretty exciting.  Around 5 p.m. today I saw, and photographed, something of a much larger order:

I also took a short video with the digital camera, but I can never get those videos onto the blog.  Then I grabbed the camcorder, but now I can't get that video to download to the computer.  Just not enough "smarts" here!

In this second photo you can begin to see that the funnel is beginning to pull up dirt and debris.  There's a very light tan streak running up to the tip of the funnel.  This is pretty much directly north of us.  It moved eastward, and became a much denser column of dirt flying upward.  

Judging from the radar images I would guess that this is about 5 miles north of us.  I never felt very frightened as I could see it move toward the east and we were south of it.  But I did holler to the Dear One to come inside RIGHT NOW!!!  He was out closing the greenhouses.

That's enough excitement for today, thank you!


  1. I read about it in the news and wondered how close it was to you. Pretty exciting.

  2. Yes, it was a very interesting thing to be able to watch it and not feel threatened by it!