Today we had one of the strangest storms I've ever seen ~ actually most of Florida did although Rockledge (where I live) got the strongest wind gusts coming it at 64 mph. Dude, that's nothing to sneeze at! Anyway... I was sitting at the computer with the TV on next to me and had been hearing about storms all over the place and only half listening until I actually heard them say "Rockledge." This is very unusual since all our news comes out of Orlando which is about an hour away. We are not usually a blip on their radar. Kennedy Space Center which is about half an hour north of us, especially since the shuttle is out on the pad and sometimes even Melbourne which is the "big" city next to us but NEVER Rockledge. Seems the storm was coming right at us. I looked out the window and sure enough ~ it was BLACK outside and the storm came in fast. The wind was blowing, the rain was coming down in buckets. Now, what the heck is that noise in the front of the house. Sounded like someone was throwing rocks at the window ~ Well sort of ~ it was hailing
Next thing I hear is reports of a tornado and to get into your "safe place" now! I got in the laundry room which has no windows but I could still see the TV. Stuff was blowing everywhere but fortunately no tornado here. Once it calmed down (which it did all of a sudden) I went outside and shot this video. That is the preserve behind our house. Oh, and here's Sadie the brave watch dog during the storm
Alls well that ends well though. The day ended with this sunset...
And just so you know... that is a "true" picture ~ no special lenses or settings or anything. It really was that orange.
This one was taken with a flash but it washed a lot of the color out
Pretty cool, huh?
Wishing you beautiful sunsets without the crazy storms!