When I pedaled out to
Thankfully, no one was hurt and property damage is limited. The area of damage is remarkably small, leading some meterologists to conclude that the culprit was a microburst. That hasn't been sitting well with some folk roundabout Exit 151. Westchester County had a small tornado last week and maybe another one last night. We're
The many fallen trees meant traffic was often diverted from main thoroughfares onto quiet side streets. That didn't sit well either. Some folk put up signs indicating their street was impassable when actually they had no trees down at all. Conversely, I saw an SUV drive right through some hazard tape, only to be stopped by the great mass of a still-mighty oak lying across the street (plainly visible from where I was) – and several cops. An animated discussion ensued. [Eyeroll] We're
Some of the fallen trees had been uprooted and lay stretched out – leafy crown, branches, trunk, and roots. Some were snapped at about a third of their height. Some were snapped near their base. This one had a hidden treasure, now revealed – a beehive.
I'd never seen wild honeycombs before. They're intricate and beautiful. The bees were surprisingly mellow about my presence – clearly sweet-tempered honeybees, the gardener's friend. Now that they're exposed and lying on the ground, I'm worried some small or large honey-loving predator (ants? a raccoon?) will make a snack of them. I hope they can find a good new home.
If all that weren't enough excitement for one day, a choice parcel from generous Lisa arrived in the mail. Thank you, Lisa!
Inside was a sweet note with the bluebird of fiber happiness, a Socks That Rock micro-skein keychain, and a big skein of STR in colorway Cobblestone. It's gorgeous! I love it!!
Did I mention that people roundabout Exit 151 sometimes can be a bit, um, insane? Well, I'm no exception. Generous Lisa was visiting the Modern Yarn SnB the evening I told my tale of jealousy and woe, otherwise known as being deprived of STR at MDS&W and being closed out of the STR club. I think almost anyone but a fiber person would call for the men in white coats. I think only a fiber person would respond as Lisa did. Fiber people rock!