If you don't like the weather, stick around - it'll change
Today was just the type of day that causes this phrase to be repeated in Arkansas over and over again.
I got up around 1:00am to let Lucy out and noticed that it was warmer than it had been before dark. When I let both dogs out this morning, I couldn't believe how much warmer and more humid it had become. Too warm and humid for early April. When I got to work, the indoor was temperature was around 75 and the humidity in was 85%. Like a tropical rainforest in my classroom. The storm hit around 10:00. It was dark and windy and pouring rain. Students were held in classes just to be safe. By 10:30 or so, it was just a rainy day. With dropping temperatures. It was in the upper 70's when I got to school this morning; at 3:15 it was only 50. When I got home around 6:00, the rain was gone and the sky was interesting.
I love pretty clouds. But there is something else there. Can you see it?
Here's a different side of the house. Looking out from the front yard. Still pretty clouds. But do you see it?
The side yard looking across the hay field. More buzzards. I had never seen so many. I suddenly was reminded of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying from years ago in college.
Same picture with tint. Looks creepy. And I've got to say, buzzards flying in all directions was a little creepy.
A few minutes later the buzzards were gone, and the clouds had gathered a little more color.
Do you think the buzzards were just enjoying the beautiful evening after a stormy morning? They did seem to be gliding on the leftover winds. Are buzzards playful?