Tuesday, November 22, 2011


People here are a little edgy about the weather since the violent weather back in April.  This summer we were fortunate in that we had no more bad weather to speak of, but in the south, violent weather has two seasons -- spring and fall.
We scheduled a video shoot in Tuscaloosa for today. When we called our friend, he thought the weather would corporate long enough to get the footage he needed.
Fortunately most of the footage we did in his studio, but we needed some shots outside. As we drove to the site, rain began to fall and the clouds to the southwest looked angry.
We decided to grab some lunch and see if the skies cleared. We lunched at City Cafe in Northport. City Cafe is a very popular cafe so we had to wait for a table. I had what I always have at a meat and three cafe -- hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, and fried okra. Jilda had the fried green tomatoes instead of the okra.
I can tell you, this is one of the best meat and three restaurants I've been to in years.
Afterwards the clouds parted and we got the shots we needed before heading back to the studio.
On the way back, I snapped this picture. In Tuscaloosa where thousands of homes were destroyed and so many people died, a lot of eyes were on the skies.
As it turned out, the violent weather missed us which is fortunate, but I think I can say with confidence, that people in Tuscaloosa will never look at clouds the same as they did before April 27, 2011.


  1. Anonymous10:34 PM

    That is a nasty looking sky. Glad you made it home safe.

  2. Meat and three restaurants! What a concept! I like it! Except I'll have Veg and fried okra, mashed potatoes and erm fried green tomatoes! Yay!

    Take care

  3. Living along tornado alley, I am very familiar with that unsettling feeling when dark, ominous clouds appear in the sky. It is a scary, helpless feeling. In an instant your life can change. I certainly understand your concern yesterday.

  4. I grew up in Kansas and have no fear of tornadoes and thunderstorms. Bad weather is just a fact of life. I've been in an earthquake too. That was more disconcerting because it was my first time.


  5. Ooh, we went to a diner last night and I had an open faced roast beef sandwish with gravy and fried okra. Yum!Stormy skies scare me. I cannot imagine going thru that kind of tragedy.

  6. Oops! Also meant to wish you and Jilda a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

  7. I am sure many people were traumatized by what happened in April. It would be so hard to get over. Those clouds do look frightening.

  8. Scarry clouds indeed. Good that it went away..mi believe so too. After experiencing a terrible loss because of the weather, for sure u will have a different look on the clouds.

    Be safe sir rick!


  9. Wow, that sky looks incredibly intimidating.


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