Monday, January 12, 2015

If Miss Julie The Texan Moves To Washington She Will Need To Get Used To Volcanic Lenticulars

This morning upon the arrival of the sun I was greeted by a site the likes of which it is impossible for me to see at my location in Texas.

That being a mountain with the semi-rare phenomenon of two cap clouds, known as lenticulars, hovering above the mountain, like a pair of flying saucers from the 1950s.

This mountain we are looking at here is known as Mount Rainier. Mount Rainier is the tallest mountain in Washington and one of Washington's five active volcanoes.

Last night Fort Worth's renowned botanist, known as Miss Julie, the Plant Lady of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, verbalized to me her reluctance to move to Western Washington due to her aversion to the almost non-stop cloud cover and cold she has been experiencing this winter in Texas.

I assured Miss Julie that while clouds may hover over Western Washington, for what seems like forever, particularly in winter, that there are often breaks from the gloom, and ways to escape the gloom, such has heading east over the mountains to usually sunny Eastern Washington, or heading west to the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains where desert levels of rainfall falls annually.

In Texas, no matter what direction Miss Julie chooses to go, there is no outer world relief from the gray gloom when it decides to descend upon North Texas, not for hundreds and hundreds of miles.....

1 comment:

Paul H. said...

Connie from Bremerton Washington was 800 miles from Texas on January 8th. She must be getting close to Texas by now. It's been a long trip for the girl who left for Texas in August of 2014. She took the long way around South America through the Strait of Magellan.

God, I haven't seen her since 1976.

Connie's full name is USS Constellation CV-64 and she's going to Brownsville to be scrapped.

And now you know the rest of the story.

Good day.