August 24th, 2011


faculty held hostage day 2

More meetings. I ducked out of the last one early so I could go to a reading at a local bookstore by Carrie Vaughn. Much better use of my time. Listening to someone read from a story that I will have to wait until October to read was good. Now I want to finish the story... I am not a patient person.

Off and on thunderstorms this evening. I was looking out the window when I saw a bolt of lightening hit something near by. No giant crashes, so I'm not sure what got hit. I was about 50 feet away from a strike on a choke cherry tree in my dad's back yard. Large, noisy explosion. It was scary the next morning to see tree shrapnel blasted through the sides of my dad's and a neighbor's garage. I'll have to look in the morning and see if I can figure out what was hit.

tornado watch

Mostly red blobs on the weather radar heading our way.

I have been noticing a lot of stressed trees in the neighborhood. Ash that are hit by the ash borer. The city is taking these down as fast as can be. But now a lot of the Norway maples have leaves turning brown and are dropping their leaves.

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