The Weather Rock
This is something I saw at the Park Service building at Donner
Lake, CA. Apparently they are quite common in the west, I had
never seen it before and thought it was funny.
The weather rock is a large rock suspended by a chain from the
center of a 6 ft. tripod made of fallen branches. Quite a rustic
scene. Next to it, there was a sign. . . .
The weather rock prophet
This rock is the perfect weather indicator. It never fails. It is
more accurate than your local weatherman; it is 100% correct. This
is how it works:
A dry rock means fair weather.
A wet rock means it's raining.
A dusty rock means a dust storm.
A swaying rock means the wind is blowing.
A shadow under the rock means the sun is shining.
If the rock is jumping up and down, an earthquake
is upon us.
A white rock means there is a snow storm.
Most beautiful of all, though the rock is not attached to its existence,
it doesn't mind if which of the above is occuring.