Wednesday, May 5, 2010


How WINDY is it? Watch this video and see. However, if you're prone to motion sickness, I wouldn't advise it.

Ya gotta be hungry to eat while swinging like that!
Below are some calmer shots. The upper left one was actually taken during a brief (like 2-second) respite from the wind this morning, but the rest were taken yesterday, when it was also windy, but not gale-force like today.
(Click to enlarge.)
I like the bottom left pic, where the bird has a mouthful of seeds.
The males aren't into their full yellow plumage yet, so they're looking kinda scruffy.
I was going to mow today, but I don't know if that's gonna happen. It was bad enough last week when it was in the mid-60's and "only" 40 mph winds. Today it's only going to get into the 50's, and the WIND has already gusted to 47 mph. It's gotta calm down at least a little, or I won't be out there. But there's a chance of rain the next couple days. Hmmm.... now where did I put my snowsuit? Not because it's supposed to snow (I HOPE!), but just because it's gonna be such a cold ride. You should've seen all the layers I had on last week! Brrrr!

(This is not the way I formatted this post, with everything run together. And it won't let me change it. Blogger's being stubborn today.)


julia said...

Thank you for the advice about my allergies. I will try this out. Your grand children are adorable. I'm afraid I'm not a very good photographer. Perhaps I'll learn from you.

JHRME said...

Whoah! You were right about the motion sickness! I thought you were kidding!

Grandma G said...

Hi, Julia... glad you stopped by! Good luck with the allergies. My "grandchildren" are only one... all the pics are of the same little girl. :)

JHRME... Would I kid you??? ;)

The Luedtke Family said...

How windy is it? Sooo windy, that when my 2 year old held a kite tight, took one step, then proudly let it go . . . .

My husband and I could not catch it!!!!

Two very sad and disappointed children.

A disappointed Mommy, as our brand new kite flew in its glory for 5 minutes total before freedom.

A new kite, exactly the same, has been ordered and is on its way!

Grandma G said...

Oh... bummer! Bet there were tears. But glad there's a new kite on the way!

What a wicked wind that was... but just a peaceful, gentle breeze this morning... whew!

JHRME said...

Hahahaha would you kid me...Im thinking just a little. ;)