Saturday, June 27, 2009

JUST WONDERING---


--Where do all the paperclips go? --Why do people who don’t eat their pizza crust pay extra for bread sticks? --Why are rainbows different sizes? --Who looked at ALL the snowflakes to know every one is different? --When the television starts to beep;
text crawls across the bottom of the screen with SEVERE STORM WARNINGS;


the weather radar looks like scrambled eggs and ketchup, and just before a wall of hard rain and hail hits—
why are the edges of the clouds green?
Added later--Google knows EVERYTHING. There are several answers to the green cloud question. The easiest reply for me to understand is here. A quote from the answer: "...green clouds are likely when thunderstorms with heavy rain are strongly illuminated from behind by reddish sunlight, such as at sunset. The high water content of the cloud absorbs red light, resulting in a green colouration. The studies model also predicts that the colour will be blue-green for larger rain drops, and yellow-green for smaller. This explanation does not require hail in the cloud. However it does require a very high water content which may only occur in thunderstorms which are likely to also produce hail."
(Didn't look for answers to the other questions yet).
Fortunately we were just on the periphery of this storm. Farther south there was flooding and quarter-size hail. Today is sunny and warm, a welcome relief from getting all the rain that should have gone to everywhere from San Diego to Seattle.

8 comments:

Jeannelle said...

I like how you caught that spooky greenish tint in the clouds. Glad to hear the worst part of the storm missed you. The clouds are fascinating, that's for sure.

ELIZABETH said...

We had quite a storm on Thursday but not those fantastic skies.

Cindy said...

If you find out the answers let us know. I know one thing I love the pizza crust. It's the best part.

Photos are gorgeous. Very dark and moody. Have a great Sunday.

fifi said...

Well who knew why clouds turned green?
Now I know.

The Weaver of Grass said...

There are some real posers in those questions, Leenie - and I don't know the answers. Glad you escaped the worst of the storm.

Linda Sue said...

This is the first summer we have had in a very long time! Keep the rain- it's yours now...I am not missing it one little bit.
I think I like questions better than answers- more freedom to make up stuff. Love the questions!

Flea said...

Oh very cool. I wish we had your rain ...

Janie said...

Interesting green cloud answer from Google. I wonder if you'll have any luck googling the paper clip question. While you're at it, ask where all the screwdrivers go. Ours seem to disappear into a black hole, never to be seen again.