26 July 2011

A Storm Coming

In the part of Florida where my parents live, one can see a storm coming from miles away.  In fact, I've pedaled into them.  The good news is that most of them don't last long, so it's usually possible to wait them out.

On the other hand, there aren't many parts of New York where you can see a storm coming so clearly.  Where my parents live, it's flat and there are almost no buildings of more than three stories.  The campus where I work is sort of like that:  Though there are more buildings, more densely spaced, than in my parents' area, none are high.  And it's kept that way because the JFK International Airport runways are only three to four miles away.

So it's possible to see a storm coming, as I did when I was leaving:

I decided to chance it.  But I pedaled only two blocks before a rain fell that, along with the darkness, made it impossible to see more than another block away 

1 comment:

  1. Justine,
    Glad you're okay and that it wasn't a nasty storm!

    Given how hot NYC has been, may be the rain was somewhat of a welcome change?

    Peace :)