All this talk about the storm; the FrankenStorm that’s due to hit the Northeast this week, has prompted me to share our local skies with you.
It rains here. Wow, does it rain. And the winds kick up. So much so, that the heavy potted palm tree on the balcony took a tumble a couple of times before I ate my Wheaties and heaved it over to a protected portion of the balcony.
I’ve seen outdoor furniture go almost sky-borne. It’s not that it hasn’t happened, I just haven’t been around to see it, but I have seen the smashed glass balcony guards in pieces.
It’s the rainy season, or so I’m told and it rains daily, for the most part. Actually, the sky opens up and walls of rain come tumbling down with flashes of light and loud cracks of thunder, no matter the time of day, although it seems to happen mostly at night.
When I moved here last year, on November 28, the skies were beautiful and it rarely rained until sometime a few months later. And then the skies opened up for a few weeks. It was quiet
But a number of weeks ago the rains started. Drainage is an issue and the streets flood, making it tough to get around the city until the waters recede, but it doesn’t take long and while the power goes out, the buildings I live and work in have generators and I’ve been spared, I don’t have to go without light or, more importantly, air conditioning. Our enorme tormentas (big storms) tend to look like this:
We may not have a Frankenstorm, but for those of you that are in Sandy’s path, stay safe and I hope you don’t have to go without power for too long.