Saturday, January 31, 2009
Volcanoes, Blizzards and Earthquakes...Oh My!
For some reason, so far this year, Mother Nature's mood has been all over the place like a whirling dervish going through menopause! We started the month with below zero temps that had everyone dealing with freezing pipes and cars that wouldn't start. Then the winds began to howl and the temperature went up to 45 degrees and the rain came blowing, not just sideways, but ALL ways! We slid around on icy roads til the snow was all gone (!) and then last saturday we had a 5.7 earthquake (just making sure we're paying attention!) and now we are on code orange Volcano Watch of Mt. Redoubt while a total white-out blizzard rages outside...Good Times! (p.s. this photo is of the eruption in 1989...truly spectacular! image courtesy R. Clucas)