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Fantastic lightning: Just when I thought there would be no respite from the drought, we had a prolific night of lightning on Friday. A line of storms formed offshore, parallel to the coast, one presumes from a boundary left over from earlier storms ... unless it was one of those Gulf Stream things. I didn't analyze it ... I just chased it. Regardless, the stuff strobed beautifully. Cheryl Chang and I headed out and shot photos looking east, over the Banana River toward Cocoa Beach. An example is at left. For more, see the Aug. 24 report in the gallery.
I would have posted photos sooner, but we had a party celebrating my husband getting his master's degree on Saturday, and I was running around crazy. And then he surprised me by turning it into a birthday party for me, a month early, with a fantastic chocolate cake. People sang and the works. It was sweet and embarassing. Why the fuss? I have a rather big birthday coming up. I'm not crazy about the ones with zeroes on the end, but hey, there was cake! So I was exhausted today, but we started ripping out all the fixtures and the floor in our downstairs (aka party) bathroom so we can refurb it in a funky jungle style. I'll probably post pix when we're done, unless it's a complete disaster. And now I'm way beyond exhausted. More like steamrolled.
13 AUGUST 2007
Here we go again: The brain tingles. The heart beats faster. And I wonder if our house and community will survive another hurricane season as TD 4, soon to be Dean, heads our way. Sure, I am fascinated by storms, but I am not thrilled with those that come after me. Get the latest data in the tropical weather links. (Note in hindsight, several days later: We had nothing to whine about - we got really lucky. Note the NOAA image.)
10 AUGUST 2007