A weather system came through our area yesterday, relentlessly pelting everything in its path with rain, hail, and wind. The system itself was massive, with three separate cells that the meteorologists indicated contained areas that could produce tornados.
These cells caused tornado warnings for four hours as they raced across the Piedmont of North Carolina. A local meteorologist described the trek as resembling freight cars barreling through one after another.
This phenomenon makes one stop to consider the power of Gaia and the way she cleanses herself. We do need to be more mindful of how we treat our planet and not cry foul when she decides to rid herself of the unwanted extra pollution we throw at her.
Cover photo: Reading & Northern 4-8-4 No. 2102 moves north through Zehners, Pa., with 100 hopper cars during a break-in run on Friday, May 20, 2022. (Dan Cupper)