I learned a new weather term this week, “Derecho.”   I had never heard of a Derecho until one blew through here.  It had destructive winds in excess of 80 mph.  Trees creaked and snapped then we lost electricity.  Once the weather cleared, I grabbed my camera and went out to assess the damage.

We lost a few trees. Two apple trees were badly damaged. Overall we had a lot less to deal with than most of our neighbors.  The scariest part of this “Derecho.” was running into this guy here:


What do you do when you go out armed only with a camera?  Take a picture, of course.   It took me thirty minutes before I could find the nerve to slowly inch myself backwards.  This guy never did rattle his buttons nor did he strike. Thank God!

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