Wednesday, July 9, 2014

In which we await Aura and a pixie....

Weirdest radar signature ever, IMHO. It went from nothing to this in about five minutes last night. And it was every bit as nasty as it looks. We were lucky not to lose power.

Today is not so bad, although we still have a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 PM.

Emmaline joined us for a little fresh air. I don't say sun because sun isn't any better for us dolls than it is for humans.

Daisy came out a few minutes later. "I just talked to Aura."

"Is she coming back soon?" Fawn said. Our favorite purple-haired deva is back at Findhorn temporarily.

"She said late this week or early next, she hopes. She can't travel by thought because she's bringing someone with her."

"Scaramouche?" I said.

"No, a pixie." Daisy sounded excited. "She told me her name is Hawthorne and she's from Missouri."

"Did she say from where?" Emmie said.

"Kansas City, I think. Aura said she - Hawthorne, I mean - used to hang out a lot with a band called the Rainmakers. Kind of appropriate, really, because she's been training with a weather deva named Tempest."

"Oh." I think Emmie was hoping Hawthorne was from somewhere closer to where she lived, which was near a place called Warrington, I think. "Devas control the weather?"

"Not really. They read it and warn the plants and animals in their care so they can prepare. Tempest is one of the best. I trained with her, too." Daisy is very good. She warned Maddy not to plug everything back in and hook up the router and WiFi when it looked like the storms were going to miss us last night. Which was a good thing with all the lightning.

"How do you know what's coming?" Emmie said.

"We can feel it. Pixies are more sensitive to changes in the atmosphere than most humans or dolls. It took humans a long time to figure out how to predict a tornado, for example, because they just can't feel it the way we can. We can feel the electric charge in the air and the pressure falls within the storm, and feel the wind turning in the cloud. But we're like humans with their Doppler radar - we can't tell if the tornado is on the ground until we see it. All we can really sense is the vortex in the cloud."

(BTW, it was actually illegal to try to predict tornadoes at one point - read the story here. Of course, to be fair, at that time, they really couldn't. I found a book from around 1978 called "Marvels and Mysteries of the World Around Us" that talked about tornadoes, but even then they had no idea how they formed.)

And Daisy's little dragon is a Deb Canham original from Norm's Dollhouse. The link is on the sidebar of the blog.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I Love that picture of Hitty Caroline all by herself on the deck, its so poignant somehow. Also good to see her and all of her friends have weathered the storms well. Its really been a crazy weather summer - That last pic of little Deb with her dragon is Adorable! Looking forward to Hawthornes arrival too!
    LuV, TiGGy