Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Weird, Just Weird


Lovely Lovage, my favorite herb...kinda...

Of course it is raining again...still...whatever...good people in other states are working themselves to the bone trying to get irrigation water on their land while we drown in more water than anyone could possibly need. What is up with the weather anyhow? It's weird.


Sounds are traveling so oddly. I just jumped up to see who had pulled their car up next to the house and gotten out....and the answer to that question is nobody at all. Same as it has been all morning, car after ghostly car, nobody there, nobody anywhere...weird.

A little earlier a huge flock...maybe 150 or 200...of something flew west up the river, really, really fast. They were too small for geese I think, and wings were beating too fast as well, but I have never seen such a gigantic flock of ducks lined out in loose multiple Vs like that. They were traveling so fast that I never got the binocs on them enough for a good ID. 
But they sure were weird.

I am hoping that endless monsoon rains are not our new normal, but it sure is beginning to look that way. Ah, well, just about time to go vote on the school budget....speaking of weird.


12 comments:

joated said...

We had a flock of cormorants (42 or 43 of them) fly over the park last Saturday in the most perfect V-formation. At first we thought they were geese but then realized they were too skinny to be geese. Besides, the geese are already paired and rearing their oh so round and fluffy young.

Jan said...

There are times when it seems we've entered the Twilight Zone, but they seldom last long.

lisa said...

I have to agree with hoping that this rain stops and it isn't the norm for this season! Ghostly cars, you have been up on that mountain too long ;)

Keith Wilson said...

Have you been out in the barn drinking the moonshine again?
Ghost cars, invisible people, strange formation ducks....

Come inside and these nice people are going to take care of you.
By the way... which jug did you say has the good stuff?

Cathy said...

OK. I've got a theory about the car door sound. When it pours here the gutters and downspouts can do funny things.

Maybe?

I hate being weirded out.

I love rain. In manageable amounts and for short periods broken by abundant sunshine.

Linda said...

When you get monsoon weather I wish you could send a goodly portion our way;)

Floridacracker said...
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Floridacracker said...

Rain? It still exists?

Dani said...

We could really use some of your rain. Been so dry last few seasons.

threecollie said...

Joated, huh, I didn't know that they flew in Vs. Interesting. I have NEVER seen anything like the flock that flew by yesterday. it was so gloomy there was no color to be seen and my binocs are pretty lame. Still wondering what they were and hoping they come back by

Jan, well, it was weird.

Lisa, lol, came down off it yesterday, voted, went back up.

Keith, you got me didn't you? It is the peach brandy that I like....the bad part though, is that we are out of it. lol

Cathy, could be something like that. Might be the clouds are holding sounds from the Thruway rest stop down and making them sound closer. I don't know, but it really was weird. I was sitting here at the table writing and would have sworn someone parked behind the house and opened a car door...but no one was there. The boss was hearing it too

Linda, take it all if you can use it. Will trade for sunshine and planting weather

Dani, it seems unfair the way the water is divided. And no signs of getting better any time soon. Sorry

threecollie said...

FC, I wish I could share! And I wish I could figure out why your comments always go to my spam box.

Ruth said...

I wish we could send the rain somewhere. This is getting rediculous.....its not as bad as last summer, but still....