“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Well, around 2 pm Tuesday afternoon, it was about this close [insert an 'nth' measurement of two fingers]!!! I was sure it would rain! I went out and listened to the thunder, watched the dark clouds building, the insufferable heat; a rise in temperature even from the mid 90s that it was already. The hot air washed around my face, and I could almost smell moisture! Went in the house and unplugged the computer all to the thrill of hearing a 'big boom' of more thunder clapping above my roof. The house became still, the air was still....it darkened indoors too. Thundering continuously. But, alas, the storm drifted off to the west of us, blackening the horizon and the thunder slowly subsided. Much to my dismay. No rain still in our 'neck of the woods'. But at least there remains a potential. In the next day maybe? Or the next. Definitely before the weekend!!! [now insert crossed fingers] It rained somewhere close by tho, the temp went from mid 90s to 75 in no time.





56 comments :

  1. * * This photo is of me, tapping out "Wordless Wednesday" in Morse Code. Taken at the Rockport Maritime Museum last week.

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  2. Very cool...and I'll take a Watermelon Slush, thank you very much!

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  3. Ha! Way to go Anni! I hope you get the rain you want...

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  4. my Uncle Pat would really appriciate the Morse Cdoe.He was a Ham radio operator for years.and can still rattle of things in code.

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  5. This is great.

    Made me think of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's description of learning Morse in "North to the Orient."

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  6. Wow, What a great shot. I love when storms roll in. It's always so amazing to me. Mother nature is so mysterious. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I put an award up for you :)

    http://shaycv.blogspot.com/2008/06/tree-of-happiness-award.html

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  8. In honor of your Morse Coded message, I'm going to pull a Coffeypot

    {...}

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment on the poem.You are welcome back any time.
    I will pray for rain,in your area.
    God bless.
    Paul

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  10. thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

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  11. Morse code is interesting. Would be fun to tap "chat" :P

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  12. I wouldn't know how to start typing something in Morse Code. Hope you get the rain you need. We desperately need rain here in Middle Tennessee, too. Last year it got so hot and dry that the deer ate our tomatoes. I guess they were after the water in the tomatoes. Just hope that doesn't happen again this year.

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  13. Hahaha ! and I thought your keyboard was out of work ! Your upcoming thunderstorm picture is amazing ! quite scary actually. This morning it was the same here, very dark I heard thunder but nothing came. As it rains all the time I was happy it didn't rain !

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  14. Wonderful. Morse Code seems to have died out as a means of communication. THat was an ominous sky! I hope you get rain soon

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  15. Once again, such a creative post! I love it! To think to do that while at the museum! You're so much fun! I hope you get the rain you're wanting soon :)

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  16. Really cool picture. Hope you get some rain sweetie.

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  17. i would love to know morse code! it must be interesting to communicate without speaking... i hope it rains because the atmosphere is really "heavy" and humid just before a big storm... it would be very refreshing to have some rain...

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  18. Excellent! Wordless, yet not. Would you mind if I added some rum to your Orange Sherbert Smoothie?

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  19. Ho cool, I have one of those gadgets you can use for Morse Code. I received it when I was in the fourth grade. What a great WW picture and thanks for sharing it brought back some great memories. :-)

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  20. When I first moved to Israel (about 20 years ago) intl phone rates were still very expensive, and my parents were convinced we needed to learn morse code and get ham radios instead. Thank goodness the rates dropped, because that ham radio thing was way too technical for me! We'd never have spoken again LOL.

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  21. I've heard of Morse code forever, but never actually seen the transmitter. Cool photo. Thanks for visiting Miller Manor.
    TM

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  22. Love the storm picture! Doing a rain dance for you! Thanks for stoppin' by my place! Enjoy your day!

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  23. I like the photo of the streight key and the morse code under it. thank you for stoping by.

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  24. Awesome shot! I had no idea what it could have been! :-)

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  25. An antique and a bit of history - I love it.

    Happy WW!!

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  26. That's a really cool idea! Love it!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Happy WW to you!

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  27. I wonder if us cats could learn to do Morse Code. Sorry we haven't been by to visit in awhile. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

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  28. Very clever...I hope you get rain soon and when you do, send some our way!

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  29. Oh, I wish I could hear you tapping WW in Morse Code. Now I get to see how it looks. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. What a cool idea! I learnt Morse Code years ago as a girl scout, but can't remember a thing. (Too too many years ago...)

    It's raining here. I'll send you some :-)

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  31. Wow, good idea! That's pretty cool. Happy WW! :)

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  32. Wow! Do they still use morse code with all the technology today?

    Hope you can stop by my WW picnic!
    It's potluck! Have a great day!

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  33. Great shot! terrific idea for WW!

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  34. You have a future (or at least a past) as a Morse code operator. That is a good fall, just in case the phones go out ;+)

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  35. Hi Anni, Wow Now I Know what a morse code machine looks like.. hope you get you much wanted rain soon like us black clouds noooooo rain and were in winter and still on water restrictions... Take great care.Cheers \_/\_/

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  36. We had a crack of thunder here a few days ago that nearly had me peeing my pants. It was that loud and close!

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  37. Oh my goodness! My grandpa (who I never got to meet before he passed away) used to have ham radios, and he would sit at his desk and do Morse code for hours at a time! I think it drove my grandma crazy.

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  38. Very cool photo. Fun that you added the code too. Hope you got some cooling rain. It's beautiful here in NY State at the moment. Perfect weather.

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  39. VERY original WW. Loved it!

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  40. Do you know that when I was much younger, I had learned the Morse code but it's not something you use every day so I've forgotten all of it! lol So much better than sending smoke signals wasn't it! hehe

    Wow, those clouds certainly should have brought you some rain. I've seen that happen here too where it gets so dark, there's thunder and lightning and then...nothing, it clears up! Keeping my fingers crossed with you, hoping you soon get that much needed rain!! xoxo

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  41. Great WW! Very cool idea =)

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  42. How cool! What an incredibly unique idea for Wordless Wednesday!

    Happy WW :)

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  43. My big brother started doing morse code and ham radio stuff when he was in high school and I wasn't old enough for kindergarten yet. He got so good that he qualified for a very exclusive club that allowed him to have a custom call sign. Now you can get them for a price just like a license plate. He also worked for American Radio Relay League for many years. So it's always been more than play for him.

    Now he has toys to help. His computer tracks the satellite. He also has software that translates Morse to English and English to Morse. He says he hasn't used a key in so long he's probably lost a lot of speed. He can still listen and translate, tho.

    Very cool post! Hope you get your rain!

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  44. nice!!! took me a minute to figure out what you were pressing!

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  45. How fun! I recognized what it was immediately, but I don't actually read Morse Code myself. I finally managed to post something for WW myself a little while ago, so stop by when time permits and you'll see what's on my mind in addition to the delayed arrival of my new Dell.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  46. I knew what that was!! We are having thunder now too and no rain!! WHY can't it just rain? Hm!! Would be great!! I know what you mean..believe me!!
    Sandy

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  47. As always a great post. :) Very cool Morse Code!

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  48. Great picture!

    Happy WW!

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  49. Anni,

    It is raining here again as I type this. Not thunderstorms but a nice gentle rain. Even with all we've had the gardens are still dry and the water levels still low. We had more rain before the 16th of June than we had in the entire month last year. And the year before that was drought.

    Wish I could send you a little of ours. It was a lovely day today, not hot or humid with a nice breeze.

    Hope you get that rain you're needing.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  50. LOVED the "Wordless Wednesday" in Morse Code...just too cool :-)

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  51. *Tap..Tap...TapTap...* My way of saying, "That's so cool" in Morse Code. :)

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  52. Now I know what Morse code look like..Thanks for sharing..Wish to see you in my blog..Thanks again..

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  53. Anni i could find your hots! it is Thursday though im a little late on visitng everyone- sorry! so thought wud comment here :)

    I abosultely love thunder and rain. when im not in it of course lol. great pic

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  54. hehe that is a cool ww!!!

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  55. Oh wow. That must be quite a learning experience. I would love to see the real device too.

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