I love a good storm.
I love the reminder that I reside on a living planet
that takes no notion of me personally - or any other living thing.
It just plows through whatever is in the way and moves on.
And that is what happened last Friday. It was a bugger of a storm! Ten tornadoes were reported in the state. Some of the damage in my neighborhood made we wonder if we had some tornado type wind motion.
|So here is my deck normally!|
|Here is my deck just moments after the raging wind and rain|
obscured the deck posts and trees from view.
Nuts! I missed that shot.
(I was running around trying to find my darn camera.)
Boy, it was exciting.
Wind was reported at 60 miles per hour.
|Of course, I had to step outside and take pictures.|
The side walk was like a mini river.
|The run off was pretty impressive. By the time I stepped from|
under my front porch some of the street was showing.
But from my living room window,
the road was mostly covered by dirt filled water
racing down the street.
I missed that darn shot too.
|Our neighbor's yard was totally covered by tree branches and leaves.|
|Emergency vehicles arrived before I even got out my door.|
Two large trees covered the road.
|The men worked very quickly and before you knew it,|
they were back on the truck and on their way to another downed tree.
There were a bunch.
|A day later I noticed trees that were stripped of their branches.|
|Or ripped out by the roots.|
|Trunk but no limbs. Strange.|
|One of our neighbors had lost their chimney!|
It will be weeks before it is all cleaned up in our neighborhood. At least no one was hurt in that stormy weather. And it was great fun to watch nature get all worked up and do her thing!
I sure do love a storm.
But I have to be more camera ready next time!!