Friday, June 25, 2010


So if you live anywhere in the Midwest, or have watched the news this past week- You would have seen the crazy storms the Chicago-land area have been having. Crazy. Wind. Tornado Sirens (Yes, they are as scary as that sounds like it is! Esp for a Cali girl!). Pelting Rains. Oh and more Wind.

Any who, you learn to stay inside, close the curtains and hunker down tile it passes. The lightening is what does it for me! Growing up in So Cal lightening was a novelty and not something I experienced often. I remember at one Girl Scout meeting in elementary school we stood by the window and counted the seconds between the lightening then the distant rumble of thunder... one one-thousand, two one-thousand, three catch my drift. It was followed by shrieks and hollers if it was less than five (five= 5 miles away, or so the wives tales I was believing).  And to this day, much to my Husband's dismay, I still jump and point it out every time the sky lights up. I move a little closer and wish it away, fast!

If we are friends on FB you would have seen my post about how this recent round of storms was a 'three tomato death' kinda storm. The winds took my poor plant off her stand, put her on her head and made three little babies fall off! Phooey! We also lost a pot - shattered when it fell well as my dumpster-dive table now has one less legs because it is currently bent upwards. (I don't even know how it this is possible or could have happened! The pots from the table didn't move an inch!!)

Finally my point....apologies for the long-winded-ness (word?...prolly not!) I wanted to share a video I found. Here is a great video of the storms! The three main buildings pictured are our cities tallest - the Hancock (far left), the Trump (middle) and the Willis aka Sears Tower (far left)....Enjoy our little storm!

Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time! from Craig Shimala on Vimeo.


  1. that's crazy! I'm from Pittsburgh and we've been having some wild weather but nothing that extreme!

    Hope it clears up for the weekeend :)


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