Mother Nature

I’m sure you know, wherever you live, some strange things are happening to the weather and climate. Places that used to be warm have turned colder…places that used to be cold, have turned warmer. A storm can strike any town or city out of the blue…appear from nowhere, touch down, do tremendous damage, and disappear, all within the span of five minutes. A town near where I live recently had such an occurrence. Friends of mine who had lived there for more than twenty years never saw anything like it. A storm went straight down the main street, ripped up every tree in its path, firing off hail and then it was gone, leaving behind destruction that merited the Red Cross.

Yesterday I read about a British World War 2 airplane that crashed on a mountaintop in Iceland, being discovered 60 years after the crash. All of the airmen on board were frozen in time. The amount of snow and ice that had covered the airplane for that length of time has melted. What other discoveries will we find as more ice melts?

I could go on and on mentioning stories that I’ve read recently and I’m sure you could add a few of your own…..through my newsletter I receive many E-mails from people talking about the weather in their neck of the woods. A lot of us are just plain baffled. I am not a doomsayer….but it doesn’t take much to admit something is out of balance. Many out there, some very rational people, believed that when we chimed in this past New Year 2000, the computers would crash, and havoc would fill the air. Here we are 8 months later, looking at the skies and the land and wondering what they’re trying to tell us.
There are many things out of our control. We can only do so much, but one thing we can do is be prepared as much as possible. Keep on hand water, food, flashlights, batteries, etc., for anything that can happen out of the blue. If nothing happens, wonderful! But if there is a storm, a drought, a fire, being prepared can save your life. We may not be able to control the weather……but we must always respect it. Near my house, over the past 6 months, I was told to remove any dead trees that I saw close to the house. It wasn’t the dead trees that fell…..but the live ones. 3 trees, a distance away from the house, thank God, on 3 separate occasions collapsed right in front of my eyes. Not scrawny little trees…..but trees that look like they’ve been around for at least 150 years. Go figure….you think you understand Nature, then out of nowhere she does the opposite. Who knows the answers? Global warming? The end of the world? or just a cycle we’re going through. Whatever….there are people getting hurt from things they don’t see coming. Weather conditions that have never existed in certain parts of the world before. All we can do is take care of those we love and help our communities and last but not least, be as prepared as much as possible. One more thing…..we can never say too many prayers. I can’t see the bigger picture…..but maybe Somebody Upstairs does.

Blessings to you and yours,

love, Jennifer Avalon
© 2000 Jennifer Avalon

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