Hurricane Harbor

A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cyclone Ward and Our Awesome World

This is a beautiful beach...

This is Cyclone Ward headed towards that beautiful beach. Seriously, it's a cyclone in December! I know...sounds a lot like a place they send tropical weather people to when they have gone tropically insane doesn't it?

Normally it's hard to find things to blog about of a tropical nature when there isn't much going on in the tropics. Fog blankets parts of the Southeast this morning, snow covers parts of the country and ice coats highways in the Northeast. Winter is definitely here!!

Course if winter is here it is summer somewhere else and if you look really hard at our planet you will find tropical action somewhere. In this case it's Ward moving towards Nepal. Really, I am not making this up and I have a special interest in this as one of my closer friends here is from Sri Lanka. We compare notes on palm trees and frangipangi and tropical weather memories of our childhood.

Here is a page from the CIA Fact Book on Sri Lanka... amazing information available online at that the way. The world is bigger than Wiki but wiki is so much fun!

Nice blog I found online ... in case you are thinking of taking a trip somewhere beautiful beyond our shores. Picture used at the top is from the blog.. wouldn't you love to go there?

Now, see if you had not read my blog you would have thought I put up a picture of the Florida Key! Live and learn... always keep learning, stretching the edges of your universe. Of course my universe is counted in mile markers and I'd rather surf the Internet from the Florida Keys, tapping my fingers across the keyboard in paradise. But, hey.. my paradise is your paradise as we say down here! Okay... I played with it a little but you get the idea.

As for facts and details on Ward, I will leave that for Wunderground who does a great job of watching the whole tropical world while most of us sleep. He's a minimal storm but a storm none the less.

If you are looking for a storm in the atmosphere...there is one there as well called the Geminids Meteor Shower. Increasingly stronger every year..not due to Global Warming but due to the proximity of an extinct comet. See how much there is to learn that you didn't already know? Here is a teaser from the site below to tantalize you into reading on the story behind the story.

"Geminids are pieces of debris from a strange object called 3200 Phaethon. Long thought to be an asteroid, Phaethon is now classified as an extinct comet. It is, basically, the rocky skeleton of a comet that lost its ice after too many close encounters with the sun."

Amazing picture said to be of a meteor, looks like it was painted. Found online and passed around at and elsewhere. #Meteorwatch image by Bjørnar G. Hansen in Norway. Stunning, simply stunning!

So there you go.... what an amazing world. From the heavens above to the oceans down below. Our world is a truly awesome world. And, the music of the spheres be it from the sounds of a piano or a singer or comets and meteors whizzing through space or the sound of the wind in a hurricane is always awesome.

Besos Bobbi
Ps...tomorrow Tanzania and TWC showing video of Chanukah Menorah being lit in Washington DC ;)


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