"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The beauty in threatening weather

a storm brewing up over the distant fields

This one is making a lot of noise and telling me to go
back into the house!

although the camera doesn't justify the real beauty of
this cloud, as it moves in, it has the appearance of
orange cotton candy.

Much of the whole day yesterday was filled with lightening, hail, and tornado sightings. The school bus usually drops the kids off around 4:30 p.m. The school called around 3:30 p.m. and said the bus could not make it through the high water. So off Sohpie and I go to pick up my son. The clouds are looking darker with each passing minute. I make it down to the main road to find a man waving his arms at me . He tells me I am about to head into the worst "golf-ball sized" hail storm that he had just gotten out of and a tornado was also on the way. So just like Dorothy and Toto, Sophie and I hurry back home and make it into the back door just as the storm hit. The school had also taken the kids to the gym because of the tornado. We only got "pea sized hail" and no tornado, thank goodness. After all was said and done, my son did not get home until 6:00 p.m, my garden got enough rain to hold for a few days, the green house suffered no damage, I will have photos next week as everything is sprouting!... and Muddy Mildred, was still standing, smiling, a little bit more muddy. with sprouts all around her! I love rain, but I dis-like lightening and hail. One thing I love about storms.......when they are way off in the distance.... are the clouds. It is hard to capture the beauty on camera because they change so fast. I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend. I always enjoy hearing from you! blessings, Kathleen


Farm Chick Paula said...

I'll bet that storm WAS scary, Kathleen. Glad everybody is o.k.!
I'm amazed at your pictures.... I can't believe how flat the land is there. It's so hilly where I live, I can't even see my own driveway!(That's the truth!)

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oh, I know! There used to be trees, well, mesquites and the farmers have cleared them all off for crops. That is why I am so glad we are in the middle of mesquite, it helps when the winds blow hard and all of the field dirt blows. I would love to see the Smokey Mountains one day! Good to hear from you, blessings, Kathleen

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

I'm nervous just reading about that storm, but it truly does have beauty, doesn't it? We live in the woods and I never see anything until it is directly overhead. Thanks for sharing!


Linda said...

Your storm pictures are awesome but the storm itself sounded very scary....I'm thankful you came through it with no problems.
Kathleen, muddy Mildred is trying but I think her face looks so pretty...she is charming the birdies instead of scaring them off. Have a happy celebration on your special day tomorrow. Hugs, Linda

Julie said...

Oh, Kathleen!
That is so scary! What a nice man, to stay there, to warn you about the storm coming! Do you know him -- or do you think he was an angel? (I wonder about that sometimes!)
I'm so very happy to hear that you got rain! What a blessing!
I completely agree with you about those storm clouds, too! I love the look of them! Even when the sky is that beautiful cadet blue color.......
So happy to hear that you are all safe and sound!