Sunday, November 6, 2011

...golden-orange splendor veiled by black clouds...

Sunday into Monday purrs, my Autumnal glorious Kittens... a moist and warm-windy day on the tame prairie... rain threatened, but never arrived... darn it!

Last night the moon, as she set in the west, had become golden-orange splendor veiled by black clouds, in a sky with no stars... it was eerily beautiful.

Meanwhile, the Bedazzler UFO appeared high in the sky in its usual spot, but where the Kougaress could easily observe it changing positions, and changing it’s form. So weird, huh?

Yes, this Big Cat ‘slightly’ felt the Oklahoma earthquake last night, around eleven. Her chair strangely swayed from side to side for several moments... and she could find no sign the chair was weakening, or about to break... and weirder was the tingling in her legs when she stood up and walked around to find out what was happening because she did wonder if it could be an earthquake... however, the slight swaying stopped and it wasn’t until much later when someone called into COAST TO COAST am from Wichita, Kansas, and reported the Oklahoma earthquake -- that this Big Cat realized it was an earthquake she felt.

USGS: 10 aftershocks following 5.6 quake in Okla.

SPARKS, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma residents more accustomed to tornadoes than earthquakes have been shaken by weekend temblors that cracked buildings, buckled a highway and rattled nerves. One quake late Saturday was the state's strongest ever and jolted a college football stadium 50 miles away.

It was followed by 10 aftershocks by midmorning Sunday. But although homes and other buildings cracked and suffered minor damage, there were no reports of severe injuries or major devastation.

Saturday night's earthquake jolted Oklahoma State University's stadium shortly after the No. 3 Cowboys defeated No. 17 Kansas State.

"That shook up the place, had a lot of people nervous," Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon said. "Yeah, it was pretty strong."

The magnitude 5.6 earthquake was Oklahoma's strongest on record, said Jessica Turner, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Centered near Sparks, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, it could be felt throughout the state and in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, northern Texas and some parts of Illinois and Wisconsin. It followed a magnitude 4.7 quake early Saturday that was felt from Texas to Missouri.

The aftershocks included two that were magnitude 4.0, one about 4 a.m. Sunday and one about 9 a.m., USGS said. The smallest aftershock it recorded was magnitude 2.7. USGS seismologist Paul Earle in Golden, Colo., said the aftershocks will likely continue for several days and could continue for months.

Oklahoma typically has about 50 earthquakes a year, and 57 tornadoes, but a burst of quakes east of Oklahoma City has contributed to a sharp increase. Researchers said 1,047 quakes shook Oklahoma last year, prompting them to install seismographs in the area. The reason for the increase isn't known, and Turner said there was no immediate explanation for the weekend spurt in seismic activity.

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Suh-prise... suh-prise... the Kougar is blogging at THE ROMANCE STUDIO on Monday, the 7th... and here this Big Cat girl had the misconception it was much later in the week... oh-no-meow! What she’s going to be blogging about... no clue!

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Mars and Neptune Duke It Out!

Mars and Neptune are about to jump on a cosmic seesaw, but you'll be the one who gets bounced back and forth!

On November 7, Mars and Neptune will sit exactly opposite from each other in the sky, which means their energies will have to duke it out for dominance. In one corner, you'll have Mars with all of its aggression, determination and go-get-'em attitude. In the other corner, will be passive, idealistic, uncommitted Neptune. This could become a confusing mess!

You'll want to move, take action and get things done, but you'll lack motivation, stamina and drive. You may feel anxious or trapped, but the key here is to find balance. Take a couple breaths and try to step back from the situation. If you work these energies right, you could use the determination of Mars and the idealism of Neptune to set your own ideals into motion!

Then on November 9, Neptune will take center stage in the sky, as it goes direct in Aquarius. This should help calm any uncertainties you've had about your future these last couple months, and it will also help you understand what you really value in friendships and in society.

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 am... 2:12 am... 8:44 pm... 11:11 pm... 11:22 pm... 11:44 pm... Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ ~

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! ALL POWER TO THE FREEDOM OCCUPATION!

~ Happy Turkey November ~


And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Autumnal glorious kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Wow, how scary to feel the quake and the resulting tingling in the legs! I've never felt an earthquake before, but the thought give me the willy's. :)

Glad you're okay, my dear!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, fortunately it was so subtle it didn't scare me. However, the thought of being close to a major quake has always scared me, more than a lot of other types of disasters. I found out today folks in Tennessee felt the quake. That thing traveled even farther north than where I am, also. And, Oklahoma is getting a lot of aftershocks.