Yesterday wasn't just dark and dreary; it was downright frightening. The National Weather Service posted tornado, high wind, severe thunderstorm warnings and flash flood advisories, and while we were spared the tornadoes the rest came to fruition.
We deferred to the ominous skies and frightening winds and stayed in most of the day. I planned 90% of my garden and 'pot-scape', and started on that shopping list (I have to hurry before Richard sends out my picture to local nurseries with a warning "DO NOT SELL TO THIS WOMAN". (I just cast a wider net. VA and PA aren't that far.))
Rains and wind abated last evening and we set out to friends' house for a "Man Cave christening". As we traveled west on I70, we noted that the sky west of us looked almost black. Not a good sign...And then the rains and winds hit us. Unable to see, we pulled over for a short time. We tried again a short time later and decided to call our hostess, turn around and head for home.
Sometimes we just have to re-assess things and change course -- and while this was not an important event, it still served as a lesson.