Calm After the Storm

Wednesday at late afternoon we had quite a storm!. It went from being a sunny and bright day into a dark as night under black clouds and subsequently became a tremendous storm, with all elements together: Copious rain, loud thunders and like I’ve never seen before a never ending amount of lightening, the combination of elements shook the house! Not very long after the storm started the electric power went all together. Total darkness and continuos flashes accompanied by explosive thunders. We lost the phone communication and TV also.

After about 20 minutes from the blackout the electric power came back. Television too about 1 hour to reconnect and the phones were dead no line for about 3 hours. Internet was gone for 1/2 hour only.

After the storm was over a normal rain continued.

This morning I had a mess with my feeders, saucers and my deck was a disaster. Believe or not I had a mob of birds waiting for me to feed them! C’est la vie!

Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101


21 thoughts on “Calm After the Storm

    • If it rains hard enough the birds take shelter and do not eat from the feeders, if rain continue they begin to get hungry, by morning they are starving!… you get the picture. Thanks Clare! 🙂

  1. Wow, you really got it. We had Weather as well last week, with the threat always present. Isn’t it amazing how quickly the birds come back! Glad you are back to normal. Great shots. 🙂

  2. Wow! Quite a day you had, HJ! I’m sure the sight of all these lovely and sweet little birds and creatures waiting for you the next morning must have been extremely welcome and rewarding!

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