Apr 182008

It’s not something that happens all too often but an earthquake occurred in Illinois this morning.  Of course my first thought was whether it was on the new midrid fault but it wasn’t.

It registered 5.2 on the Richter scale and doesn’t seem to have caused any major damage.  It looks like there have been four aftershocks.

one has to wonder how many of the people that live there are aware of the New Madrid fault

Apr 122008

Last night was a pretty interesting night for weather. We had a couple of thunderstorms before I went to bed. Nothing major or anything but a surprising amount of lightning for this time of the year. I guess a high in the low 70’s will help with that. It did seem as though the storms may have been strengthening as they moved east.

When that was over i went to sleep and got woken up 4:30 am by thunder again. Pretty impressive lightning and thunder again occurred with that storm too. I went outside to watch it but unfortunately by the time I got out there the storm was moving away. I found out later that it was moving at 50mph. There was a nice cool breeze with this one.

Apr 072008

Last we

ekend we visited Bushkill falls in northeastern Pennsylvania.  Our trip began on an ugly looking day in which it looked like it could rain at any minute.  It was a bit of a later start than I would have liked but that happens some times.  It’s only  about a 2½ hours drive from here.

When we arrived the sun came out and pretty much stayed out the whole time.  That’s something we haven’t seen a lot of this spring.  I’m pretty sure we saw all their falls and Molly got to practice with her camera too.

It really is amazing what nature and water can do.

Probably my favorite picture. This is the bottom of the main falls and the sun is that right angle to cause a rainbow in the spray. Also interesting in this area was the ice that was still on some of the stairs. I really am curious how thick that gets in the winter now.

I liked this one too. It’s another of the larger falls in the area and you could actually get pretty close to it.

I’m sure I’ll post more pictures later.