Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Riding the Mist

Aloha My Friends!

"First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus -

Lilja Rogers

"Now every field is clothed with grass,
and every tree with leaves;
now the woods put forth their blossoms,
and the year assumes its gay attire."


"It's spring fever. 
That is what the name of it is.
And when you've got it, you want
- oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, 
you want it so!"

Mark Twain

"In springtime, love is carried on the breeze.
Watch out for flying passion
or kisses whizzing by your head."

Terri Guillemets


Spring has come to Hawaii.
"What," you say,
"There are seasons in the islands?"
Oh Yes! 

Trees & plants in flower everywhere,
even more than usual.

Monday night was unusual
with thousands of lightning strikes
(no injuries or damage- just a great show).

"From what we could calculate
there were over 15,000 lightning strikes 
in a five hour time frame from 5-10 p.m. (Monday) statewide," 
said Meteorologist Tom Birchard, with the National Weather Service.

As if that wasn't interesting enough, two equally rare waterspouts
formed during the show
just off Honolulu
and danced a duet!

"We were watching it
and all of a sudden the tubes came down.
They started to form waterspouts
and then the waterspouts twisted back and forth,"
said California visitor Thayton Towner.

"It was gnarly. All I saw were two tornadoes
and all of a sudden -- they combined into one.
It felt hard core out there," said Honolulu surfer J.D. Walker. 

"We saw a smaller one form then a bigger one.
Then they started to converge and they crossed each other.
It was pretty crazy." Moiliili surfer Timo Tidwell told KITV News

"No, we stayed out there. We wanted to see what would happen.
Then the rain started to get super heavy and we couldn't see the waves -
- so we just came in," said Tidwell.

In just a matter of minutes the waterspouts weakened and disappeared
as the lightning storm raged on.

That WAS unusual weather!  

Yesterday teased with sun, then ambushed with rain-

But today I was able to get on my scooter
and ride through the breezes,
& sunny skies, 
while dramatic traveler clouds
punctuated the BLUE
with their steamy white and silvered pewter.

So much is going on in our world; 
so much to talk about.
Perhaps TOO much!

Ah, I just wanna ride on my scooter. . . .and eat good ice cream!  

Just fired up the computer
to say ALOHA to all my pals out there-

Now to go a visiting, to see how the season 
is treating all of YOU!  

Do You have Spring fever? Tell us about it!  cloudia