Friday, December 3, 2010

The Scary Wonder Of Nature


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Nature deserves our respect.
Images like this are incredible, if your not in the path of what's in the image.

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16 comments:

Brooke said...

That's some scary nature right there! :O

Ticker said...

Man, now that sucks, for real! I've seen these things but nothing like that one. Been in more of them than I care to count. ARRRGHGHHH.

Chuck said...

Brooke, cool huh?

Ticker, we don't usually see this in Michigan

Ticker said...

We don't see em like that in Texas either. Saw one almost as scary in SDak.

Z said...

we don't see it in California, either..THANK GOODNESS :-)

~Leslie said...

Frightfully amazing.

Chuck said...

Ticker, I would think Texas would

Z, agreed

Leslie, stunning

Always On Watch said...

Mother Nature can bring all of us to our knees!

Karen Howes said...

Neat, Chuck, thanks! Nature is indeed amazing.

Ticker said...

Actually Chuck some of the largest have been in Mo. and Illinois. I believe it was back in the 20's that a tornado with a path close to a mile wide came through that neck of the woods.(http://www.tornadoproject.com/toptens/topten3.htm#1)

Ok has had their share of big ones but even in the Panhandle of Texas I never saw anything that came close to this one.

cube said...

When I saw this photo, my first thought was that I was very glad not to be anywhere near it.

Truth is, we are all subject to the whims of nature.

Scary, indeed!

Chuck said...

AOW, agreed

Karen, it is

Ticker, actually one of the country's worst F5's ever hit north of Flint, MI in Beecher (where I grow up). My dad was living there when it went through. It destroyed the high school in the middle of the day the day after school let out for the summer.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dtx/1953beecher/

Cube, it would be a little interesting to see from a distance. We get storms that come off of Lake Michigan and if you are out there you can see them coming in over the open water from miles away

cube said...

I agree. We get some serious waterspouts here in the bay area that are very scary up close, but very interesting when seen from a distance.

Ticker said...

Chuck, the entire town of Gorum, Il. was wiped off the face of the earth. My late and former father in law lived in the country just south of that town. He remembered it well. That was not the only town it destroyed in it's three state romp.

Derek Sapphire said...

Yes, nature is awesome. And that is why we should be a lot more environmentally friendly.

Many of the natural disasters that have occurred lately are because man has treated the Earth so appallingly. Nature is fighting back!

But sadly so many on the right think that humanity has nothing to do with the process. When will they ever learn?

Chuck said...

Derek, we have had storms like this on the Earth for millions upon millions of years but this one is because I have a big screen TV and SUV. You guys never cease to amaze me. The Earth is cooling, global warming was a get rich quick scam by Al Gore and friends, get over it.