Monday, December 13, 2010

Underwhelming Weird Weather

I'm a little jealous that a great number of my friends and family members have had weird weather patterns this week, from the U.S. to the Middle East.  As much as I hate snow (which is a lot), I enjoyed the novelty of the giant snowstorms in DC last winter.  Or rather I enjoyed the paid week and a half off...  Anyway.

Weather in Jeddah has been unique this week, but, truly, it's nothing to write home about.  Despite that, I will.

Last Thursday (virtual Saturday), the skies were grey, and the sun wasn't shining - for the first time since I arrived at post.  Then, there was a thunder clap!  And a few drops of rain!  I immediately grabbed my cats and took them on the balcony to feel rain.  Which they didn't like.  So I grabbed my camera and took a few photos.  That worked better.  See below.  The rain lasted all of three minutes and only amounted to the few drops you can see.  The thunder and lightning persisted a bit longer.  All in all, exciting, but not nearly as exciting as a Metrodome collapse, snow in Cairo, or ferocious winds in Amman.

In other news, a few pictures of the cats and the tree...  Only one broken ornament and several others knocked off.  It's early days, though...

(Note:  I only allowed tree climbing for the first minute, for photographic purposes.  Since then, it's a quick squirt with the water gun.) 


Connie said...

Sweet photos... That's a very pretty kitten! And I envy you the thunder, I miss that noise. With all the wind and rain here, I never heard a single roll of thunder.

Sara said...

Wow clouds! I love that you got like 5 drops of rain. It's such a contrast to our crazy rainy season here.