The Ugly Side of Spring
This afternoon we received alerts that severe weather
was headed our way.
We were warned to expect strong thunderstorms,
possible hail, and even tornadoes.
As the threat of tornadoes became more likely,
we headed for the basement.
I took up my station at the back door,
looking to the southwest, camera in hand.
The sight was not encouraging.
The clouds were slowly swirling.
Then they began to dip.
As they crept closer.
And then the winds picked up.
The flower petals from the flowering pears began flying.
It looked like it was snowing.
No hail here, though.
But then we looked up and saw a funnel cloud forming
over our back yard.
Fortunately, it rolled over and went on its merry way.
Other areas of the county received hail and reported
multiple funnel clouds.
This part of spring I can do without.