I woke up this morning a bit out of sorts.
The weatherman had promised me that on my day off today, it was going to be partly sunny and 67F. I had planned an awesome day outdoors. I wanted to get into my garden so badly...
He promised! I made him pinky swear and everything :( Damn you Les Still!
(I know, I know, I have mad skills with 'Paint'. If you ever need any graphic design work done, just call me...)
Mr. A woke me up this morning and gave me the bad news, Dennis Downer style. "Hey Kyna, guess what? It's going to be raining all day and kinda chilly. Oh, and our house payment went up."
*insert many nasty expletives here*
How does the weather report change that drastically overnight? How could Mister Still not see that coming?? Or should I call him
And it's not even a pretty sort of rain. I love it when the day is sunny, with awesome thunderstorms here and there to break up the day. I love a good thunderstorm...
Last September, Mr. A and I took a trip to New Bern. New Bern is a town to the North of us, founded in 1710. Their 300th birthday celebrations will be going on this summer. Fun Fact: New Bern is the birthplace of Pepsi. I'll write more about New Bern another day, it's a beautiful old town (I didn't take this photo)
New Bern has a beautiful waterfront. There's a massive gazebo, and a beautiful walkway that winds around the edge of the Neuse River.
At the end of last summer, millions of fish started floating dead on the top of the river. They showed pictures on the news, and we couldn't believe it. We decided to take a trip up there (it takes about 45 minutes) and check it out.
This picture is terrible and blurry. It definitely doesn't show the massive amount of fish carnage, you'll have to take my word for it. Farther out into the water, it looked like there was a weird, patchy foam on top. The foam was dead fish. You shoulda smelled THAT smell. O_O
Apparently something happened in the water where the oxygen levels just happened to drop rapidly. And voila! Dead fish. There was a complicated scientific explanation, but that's the best I can do with making it short. This went on for weeks.
While we were there, the weather alternated between beautiful and stormy looking. You could be standing in the sunshine, and 50 feet away from you there would be sheets of water coming down. And that rain would sometimes skirt around you! It was crazy. Of course I took a few pics. If you look closely at the water in the third one, you can all of the dots of fish...bleah.
This is the kind of rain I like. Not the gloomy, monochromatic, melancholic, overcast mess I'm seeing out my window this morning. I'm trying to think of it as a good thing, but rain is never a good thing when it's on my day off!