Odds and Ends
28 12, 12:45am
With all this talk of ash I am reminded of getting caught in the ash-fall when Mount Saint Helens erupted in May 1980. It was the weirdest thing. I was outside chopping wood when big black clouds started rolling over and it looked like it was going to rain. Except the "rain" wasn't wet! Scared us silly. It sorta looked like snow coming down, but there was lightning too. And it was pitch-black-dark at 10:00 in the morning.
We also get forest fires here and the ash from them is annoying, but not particularly frightening unless you live close to the fire.