Sunday, July 19, 2009
Yesterday was a hot, hot day! It was beautiful. My husband and I worked outside, had our mornig coffee, lumch and had planned to barbecue a salmon. There was mot any breeze. It was just a beautiful calm summer day. At about 6 in the evening, the wind started blowing and howling. We went inside and noticed on the t.v. were severe weather warnings. Be prepared to take necessary precautions.Both of the dogs had to come in the house because they were barking and we knew it was going to hit us! It thundered and lightning for hours, probably 7 hours. At one point I said to my husband that maybe I should get out of my p.j.'s just in case. It was a strange feeling for sure...However as you can tell we did make it through the night. I love a storm, the thunder was loud and extremely close, and the lightening lit up the sky for hours. Needless to say not alot of sleep was had. So we awoke this am, and off to our regular routine, that being our coffee out on our patio. There were leaves everywhere, lots of my flowers are now laying on the ground, their petals ripped from them by the wind. I think we are lucky no branches from our big old trees did not break or that even our roof is on the house! I am sure on the news we will hear about damage that has been done to other parts of the city. Years ago on the farm, there was a storm and the loudest boom I had ever heard. We knew something had been hit by lightening. We looked out and could not see anything. The next day we went to check the cattle and there was one of the cows that did not make the night because the boom must have been it getting hit by the lightning. So today will be a cleanup day outside and I am grateful no damage was done. At one point in the evening I said to my husband, maybe I should take my camera outside and get some pictures. Needless to say some common sense prevailed. It is a good day. We are safe and sound!
The photo I posted was taken last year when we were travelling. It makes me think that fall is just right around the corner. It also makes me think that there are alot of creative people out there! Have a great day whether your inside or out, take time to enjoy yourself!