Thursday, December 25, 2014


Violent weather is not as prevalent in winter, but still it's not uncommon. Every few years in Later November, or December when the wind out of the south hits your face, an uneasy feeling crawls up your skin. It's almost is if you sense a spider on your arm, before you feel or see it.

Experience has taught us here that you can never really let your guard down. Just when cold weather moves in you think you're out of danger for a few months, the wind direction changes and thunderstorms with hail and high winds will rake through your back yard and blow down your favorite apple tree. 

Christmas Eve, eve was was like that. Four people in neighboring Mississippi died in late season tornados. 

My niece who now works across the street from where I worked for 30 years didn't get off until after dark, which is when the rain began.

Her brother who lives in Mississippi, started toward Alabama at roughly the same time. 

I fretted and worried until they arrived safely at home.

Just before dark, I went outside to secure the chicken pen, I snapped this picture over the backyard fence.

The weather cleared late yesterday and was stunning today. For that I am grateful.

I hope you all have had a safe and blessed Christmas.


  1. Oh gosh Rick I heard about the bad weather in the US.
    Pays to shop early so you can tuck in and just enjoy being at home
    surrounded by peace and love. That's what Christmas is all about.
    That's the message we get with every new born child that comes into this world. We give thanks and we begin to worry about how this child will survive.
    Yes . Christmas is a gift to mankind. The best gift of all.
    So we wish you both a Very Merry Christmas ! Especially to Jilda a gift of hope tranquility
    and health.xoxoxox

  2. One would be a little irresponsible not to pay attention to the bad weather in the neighboring state. Sooo Glad it did not hit your home...
    We Wish You a Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We Wish You a Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♥ ♥ ♥We Wish You A Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ And a Happy New Year!!!
    As I sit here it is the day after, but I hope it was a good Christmas.. Now to bed with me!!!! I'm a goner. (smile)

  3. It rained very hard here. We had a huge thunderstorm, but no deaths from bad weather (of which I'm aware).


  4. I am glad that you guys are safe.
    They had predicted a storm here yesterday but we got lucky and yes very grateful.

  5. I'm glad your nephew arrived safely home.
    I also worry while my love ones fly or drive in bad weather.


  6. Safe holidays to you as well!


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