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Silent Sunday: 1-8-’23. Windy afternoon…oh, my umbrella!

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. I need a clear umbrella! I only got them for the kids and I got a golf umbrella on sale at Home Depot a few months ago, and today it blew over and got destroyed, as you can see from the picture. It can’t get fixed. ugh…I haev a printed one from Costco, but I can see far out. Now I’m a big proponent of clear umbrellas.
      I didn’t realize the wind strength from this afternoon.
      It must be snowing where you are. When do you think you’ll get rain?

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      1. I saw the large inside out one! Oof! That must’ve been quite a scene!

        If you’re in the market for a new one, check this one out on Amazon. It changes color when it gets wet. I think it’s super cool, but I can’t justify buying it from myself because we just don’t get enough rain here and I already have a clear one.

        WHAT ON EARTH Unisex Adult Color-Changing Flowers & Dragonfly Umbrella – Full Sized Auto Open

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      2. We were just shocked that the wind could destroy the umbrella like that. Usually, it’s easy to pop it back into place, but this one was a goner. I had another large umbrella but the cloth portion of it tore when it brushed against the sharp ends of branches.
        Thanks for the suggestion…the things people make. Man, that’s cool it changes color when the umbrella gets wet.

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  1. When I was working downtown, I got off the bus and walked into the building, then Robb and I went out on our own and I had to take two buses or walk a mile from the building to Downtown for the suburban bus. One day it was raining so hard, torrential rain and I had a big umbrella and the wind must massacred it – tore it inside out and useless. I had a long raincoat with a hood, but was soaking wet as the coat would not stay closed. That is why I am glad I work from home now … I am no fan of rainy days.

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    1. Rain is cool to enjoy indoors but being out and about in the rain, especially for people like us who wear glasses, can be painful. I didn’t know about rain being so hard that it hits you sideways and that it can thunderstorm for 15 minutes and pass. All this I found out as a noobie in nyc and go drenched in the beginning. I just had no idea. lol. Things you learn the hard way.
      Yep, having the option to work from home is a blessing!

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      1. Florida is kind of like that as to storms. Our family went in 1972 to visit friends of the family that retired to Coral Gales, Florida. And we had a three-day cruise that left out of Miami after our visit. Anyway, I think we were there five days – every single day was a storm. Summer storms whipped up out of nowhere – it can be a beautiful Summer afternoon and suddenly storming, torrential rain and next thing you know, the sun is out. Crazy!


      2. Yes, they were bad and they’d whip up out of nowhere. Having taken the bus for decades, I never cared for rainy or stormy weather. A woman walker at the Park did not get why I didn’t like walking in the rain and told me to “switch that channel in my head” and just walk as rain won’t hurt me. Well, yes – regular rain is fine, but not a storm and I dealt with bad weather for decades, so don’t go out in it unless I have to. That was a neat little contraption for the rain though.


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