Thursday, September 20, 2007

Weathery day

photo, once again, courtesy of Starflower. How does she do it?

We had an eventful afternoon here, full of weather events that would have a TV meteorologist's shorts in a bunch. I went home an hour early and it was a good thing I did, because the moment the kids got off the bus and into my waiting car, we were under a severe thunderstorm warning. Which I did not know, since I did not have my up to the minute weather radar online at the moment; our power had been knocked off momentarily enough to make me restart the computer, which took more time than I had between arriving home and driving out to the road to pick up the kids. But it turned out okay; no major weather catastrophes although there was a tornado about 20 miles south of here.

The pond is up a bit. We went out to investigate after the heavy weather had passed, and it looked good, although it's still a foot away from reaching the outlet culvert.

I think, really, that the gods were smiling on us. After all, these heavy rains, 3.75 inches in the last few days, came just after The Hermit finished putting the synthetic roofing paper on the roof of the new house, thus rendering it mostly waterproof.


Larry said...

Nice tranquil photo!It looks like someone might be a pro photographer when they get older.

Deb said...

Larry- yes, she has taken some photos already that would take top prize at the county fair...or state fair. She has the eye!

Madcap said...

She certainly does.

I'm glad the tornado gave you a wide berth. I don't want to see any pictures of Deb's place all torn asunder!

barefoot gardener said...

Glad to hear you are safe.

Does Starflower want to take photography classes or anything? or does she just like to dabble. She is an awesome photographer!

I tagged you for the middle name game, if you are interested.

momadness said...

Wonderful photos, spec the first! Saw on our local news about all the weather you were getting up that way; haven't heard anything from my sister so I hoping they're all ok.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Deb,
I'm glad the severe weather didn't do any damage at your place....and that you got some much-needed rain finally!

Deb said...

Madcap- I don't want to see our tenuous life her torn asunder either. I'm happy we were spared.

Barefoot Gardener- She just likes to grab my camera once in a while and capture something that is breathtaking. I'm totally encouraging it, of course. She seems to have a special eye for skies and clouds.

Momadness- she said "Mom, I need the camera NOW!" And of course I obliged. This was some of the milder weather she captured.

RuthieJ- I know you've had an excess of rain there. I'm glad the excess has worked its way here, without the disastrous effects it had in your area. I just like to see my pond filled a little!