Memories Out of Season

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Longview, Washington

 
Today's tornado touched down right outside our building, pulled up a couple of trees, then bounced on, tearing the roof off another building one block away.

You could tell that we in the Pacific Northwest are not accustomed to tornadoes: While sensible Midwesterners would be screaming and running for their underground shelters, our people gathered outside, clustered together on the sidewalks, all excited, pointing up in the sky and taking photos with their smartphones--"Ooh, neat funnel!"

Remarkably, there were no casualties, but quite a number of great photographs.

 
 
(Note: Not my photo, but wish it was.)