Friday, August 14, 2009

Respect For Mother Nature

Respect is something that is earned, not demanded! That is something that I have been preaching forever. Well can the same be said when that applies to weather. We all know Mother nature has a strong hand, and when she wants us kept in line she shows her force, and we snap to attention.

Now wind has always interested me in the fact it comes in at such varying degrees. Depending how hard it comes in depends on how much we enjoy it. Now when it is sweltering hot, and a cool evening breeze slips in we welcome it like a long lost lover caressing your body. Now there is the winds in December that blows in off the snow in the prairies, and it is about as welcome as hornets nest at a July 4th's picnic.

Now what about when it gusts to the point of hurricaine style winds? They too can be truly traumatizing! Lets not forget the tornado style winds we seem to experience every year! Well when you get winds that is are hard enough to move objects 5 or six miles that generally take a medium size truck or tractor and a strong trailer to carry them. You have to appreciate Mother Nature when she produces winds like this!

(click on the picture itself and you should be able to expand them for better viewing pleasure)

Now you have to marvel at the fact these bails that you are looking at are ones that you see in your local farmers field. They generally are 7 feet tall and 7 or so feet round, and weighs about 1600 lbs!

Now you can view, and marvel the fact objects of this size could be compared to the likes of something as big as Paul Bunions breakfast cereal. Strewn around a field like a child's toy box after a Saturday afternoon play date.

Wow mother nature you have my attention. I respect you as much as a criminal respects a police officer with an itchy trigger finger, after looking at him through his sites of his service revolver while standing with him at close range.

Until next time remember honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

I would like to thank TMC for the email. I am not sure who took the pics, but they are truly amazing. Hats off to you for the great camera skills, who ever you are!

From The Big Ape

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