Sunday, May 25, 2008

Life During a Depression - Meterological, That Is

   There are several kinds of depression. There's the Alan Greenspan type - economic.  We used to blame depression on hapless Herbert Hoover, but now we can blame it on Alan Greenspan although he has retired. And there is clinical psychological depression that incapacitates unlucky folks who could otherwise lead normal lives. But I am talking about the meteorological type.

   A great low pressure area settled in over Las Vegas Nevada and the winds blew like mad trying to fill the void.  The wind knocked down three enormous trees at the old folks home.

   Then that low pressure moved backwards, that is from East to West and settled in over the Pacific states. There it brought rain, welcome rain.  It was our first rain in 86 days. It is strange to wake up in the morning and NOT see the sky. It is a gray day, and it makes our moods gray.

   Gray sky in California used to be limited to June, so that it could sprinkle on outdoor graduation exercises. Strange...when school boards moved graduation to May, Mother Nature moved the rains to May, too.

   Strange as it is, I am glad to see it, but my scooter will have to stay parked for a while. The Low pressure area is due to move eastward again and bring some welcome rain to the rest of North America. Yay, for the depression.


frankandmary said...

How about Toolbar depression? :-)  Sending you a Samuel Adams Summer Ale.

madcobug said...

Having a gray depressed day on top of a missing tool bar is a bit too much. Hope all it gets better soon. Helen

bamawmn46 said...

There are days in my life, that a gray, rainy day is exactly what I need if I am not working or expecting to go somewhere. I take advantage of them and just do whatever I want to do. Watch movies, read, catch up on journals (that is something I really need to do these days!!) and play games. Sometimes, I just drink a cup of coffee and watch the rain. Thank goodness for THOSE depressions! :)

I'll pass on the other depressions.... yuck!


garnett109 said...

Yep saw the picture of the damage,boy that was sure a mess

jmorancoyle said...

    Rain is good. But so sorry to hear about the trees.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))I know all about getting to much rain.HAve a nice weekend.