There has been a greenish tint to the sky though.
IN MN where I lived there was a day when two tornadoes were on either side by a mile. The north one did damage to my BIL's ranch, damaging his barn and other outhouses.
The one to the south hit more farmland and was close to a small town.
But the sky above and around the tornado cloud was green. Very scary.
On my way to work I was just arriving in my office which was a in a garage off a rural road with two Homes full of staff and clients. At the turn from the main road onto the road that went to my road, staff lived in the house on the corner. The Tornado almost pulled one of the staff out the front door as it went past. One of her room mates pulled her back in the house and got the door shut.
After work we drove back to the main road - this was a very rural area full of trees. As we went East towards WI we discovered trailers and motor homes that were completely wiped off the face of the earth. Survivors were walking around dazed looking for animals and other survivors.
The tornado had continue East jumped the St Croix and had grown larger and destroyed the town it came to.
Staff from our company were having a wedding Sat - they had it anyway though the town was in bad shape. I went with a number of staff and clients to the wedding. It was in a number of newspapers in MN.
A couple of years later a tornado went East on the same road - which the company was holding it's Halloween Party at a site just off the road. The tornado went past us with out impacting the building... but it went on to do damage further south. There was over 100 staff and clients in that building. It was amazing that some of them took it in stride while others were very frightened. I tried to emulate the owners who were very calm. One was my boss whose son a young lad was very scared.
As afraid of Earthquakes as I am - Tornado's are just as frightening.
In Texas I stood on my back porch at BOR and watched the dark cloud that was a tornado move north along the eastern horizon. I lived on a hill and looking east there was a large government forest as well as homes tucked all along roads. Again very rural with farms with orchards. The tornado's dust cloud was very big and black. It did a lot of damage to a small rural town to my East about two miles away. My friends who owned an orchard luckily were bypassed to their east by the tornado.
None of these tornado's had flat black sky - instead the clouds from which they dropped all had a green tint. In MN if you see a green sky you wait for a tornado to form. At night you can't see the color of the sky.
Where was you mother from?
I had the same thought about Tilda and Charlie. Cousins of some DNA kind. LOL
I will hope for both Sluggo to improve and Tux to grow more comfortable.
I found dead Cicadas and a dead Buffalo Treehopper which is very big. The True Katydid I found last year. Not sure what types you have there. I will email you some photos of the types I mentioned.
I keep putting out peanuts for the squirrel in the large seed bowl. They are gone when I check later in the afternoon but I have not seen hide nor hair of one of them. None of the birds want them.
Yes, I toss the small seed on the driveway and some of the black sunflowers they are smaller but are only eaten by the Cardinals and a few others who like larger seeds. I just wish I could see the squirrel, or any squirrel. I miss them.
I still have the dead critter with the long snouts body that was decomposing in the bottom of one of my trash cans during the hottest part of the summer when it was 100 day and 90 at night.
That trash can is wired to the back fence in the back of my uphill neighbors fence. I will wait till it is very cold before examining what is left of the body. I need to get a good look at the head and jaw to see what animal it is. Once I get a photo I will bury it in the pet cemetery... I put a dead squirrel there as well, but it's head was stolen from under a brush pile I had it under to decompose. It was two years ago and it had been hit by a car. Some critter took the head. Yet the brush pile was undisturbed. That's when I buried it's body. I try to leave critters out but I upset over the squirrels missing skull.
I have my specimen bottles and will take a photo of the critters we were talking about. Especially that large green one. It may or may not be a treehopper. I just bought the insect Pocket guide and will compare that specimen with the photos in the guide.
I have to mention something about all the trees here. There are acorns of all shapes and sizes falling from my Oaks. The ground is littered with them. This is the first year I have ever had so many. I will collect samples to put in a box to keep.
A aside - now that I realize that my none of my grands want children. They are adamant about it. None of my family will want anything of mine either. They do not care about family history.
Boy and I realize that our blood line will die out with the grands. It is such a sadness. I always thought I would have grandchildren I could share my family history with and gift with my treasures.
Now that I will be 73 and Boy & Ddil are moving to the Philippines in a few years... they are really putting the period to my life. Odd isn't it that life's values have changed so much from what we were taught to value. I am trying to become resigned but it is very difficult.
Sorry for the maudlin sentiment .. emotionally hung over I think. Oh well.
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