My blog is named for Mehitable Day, a woman buried in the 1800s behind the Maine farmhouse where I lived as a teenager. Whenever I'd have a day that was especially challenging, eventful, or just plain odd, I'd tell my friends, "I've just had the most Mehitable Day!" And so this blog is where I share the events, discoveries and random musings
of my Mehitable Days. :-)
My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
Friday, April 12, 2013
SkyWatch Friday: Ukko
These are almost a month old now, but SkyWatch Fridays just don't roll around fast enough to fit in photos of our everchanging skies this time of year! :-)
Lots of folks in the US (including us) were - and are being - affected by that most unwelcome, vicious Spring party crasher, wild and wacky Winter Storm Walda. But before Walda there was was Winter Storm Ukko (named for the Finnish god of the sky, weather and thunder), a badass in a black hat that rode into town on St. Patrick's Day. Ukko didn't stay around these parts for long before galloping off to wreak havoc in the Northeast, but like "Saturn" two weeks earlier, it blasted us with sudden 40 mph winds (and 55mph gusts) and sideways snow that lasted all day and most of the night. Even blew away a neighbor's new trampoline, and sent another's big grill rolling across their patio. Here are some photos I took as the storm rolled in...