SAME OLD HEATWAVE … PROVING WEATHER WIZARDS CAN BE WRONG!
According to last week’s weather forecasts our prolonged heat wave was supposed to break last weekend (first Saturday and then Sunday) with massive thunderstorms and extended rainfall followed by a cool spell.
Well, Saturday came and went with no effect on the DOME OF HEAT!
Sunday was a repeat of the above until about 3:47 in the afternoon when clouds moved in filling the skies and causing the temperature to briefly decline. There was a nice cool breeze and rain began to fall. I counted all of seventeen drops before the clouds started to break up while the temperature returned to its pervious position.
The happy little butterfly did flutter by on a warm summer zephyr
When with his eyes he did spy a colorful blossom
“Huzzah, huzzah,” he did cry, “nectar for moi!”
And he flew willy-nilly to gorge himself silly!
Wait a minute, before you start oohing and aahing you’ve got the wrong fairy tale! If truth be told the tale of our photo is more Brothers Grimm or an opera by Puccini than Mother Goose. If truth be known, while the butterfly might have been on his way to the flower bed he never made it. I found him frying on the wall of the flower bed. He was dead from either dehydration or heat stroke. I posed him on the flower for the photo, and later the ants disposed of the body.
Moral of the story … Mother Nature’s idea of beauty can be cruel and heartless.
I on the other hand gave the butterfly his fifteen minutes of fame.
The Weather Wizards just gave us another week or three of THE DOME OF HEAT!