Yesterday when I woke up and opened the windows I noticed a change…There was no dew on the windows. It’s been months since the windows were clear first thing in the morning. When I walked outside it felt different…Could be we are getting that preview of what’s to come. When my better half came home she commented on the “Change” too. Seems her car windshield wasn’t covered with dew when she left out at 5:30 in the am.
Today it felt the same…And the radar show’s thunderstorms in the Gulf moving our way. You know there’s a change on the way when it’s pushing noon and the temperature’s just barely above 80° and it’s still August.
Another thing that’s been happening in the past week or so is the battle of the hummers. On the front porch out my office window the battles go on all day long at the feeder. They even chase the dragonflies by mistake on occasion. When I walked out on the back porch this morning to check out the black clouds to the southeast, one of the little buzz bombs flew down and hovered in front of my face. Between chasing off his rivals he would be back in front of my eyes chittering at me to go away. He doesn’t seem to understand that I’m the guy who fills the feeder…
On another note…What’s the significance of a tropical storm with a biblical name of Isaac causing some type of disruption at the Republican National Convention next week? When I worked at the RNC 20 years ago here in Houston I remember being amazed when the week of the convention turned unseasonably cool after a cold front blew through before it opened…Blew through so hard that it destroyed many of the banners hanging outside the Astrodome and damaged some of the tents put up to shelter the crowds. Repairs were made and the attendees had no idea that there had been any damage… And most didn’t even realize the cool temperatures were anything but ordinary.
- Storm Threatens to Swamp Republican Convention (news92fm.com)
- Isaac a concern as RNC nears (abcactionnews.com)
- Plans in place in case of hurricane during RNC (tbo.com)