In the past few weeks, we have been experiencing waves of unsettled weather resulting in interrupted plans and entertaining skies full of rain. Last night we had two waves roll through, and the first one dropped a tornado over Hampton. Fortunately no one was seriously injured, and as of this morning, the worst damage seems to be confined to non-residential areas. My garden has responded to the rain in spades, and I predict some pruning in my future. I'd better go sharpen the machete.