Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Weather report

Slate-colored clouds moved in yesterday to give the sun a day off. About midday, the wind began to blow raking turning leaves off the trees.

The weatherman said things could get rough for us by daybreak. When I looked at weathermaps, it looked as though Texas and Oklahoma were getting hammered. A thin line of red on the radar screamed, "IF YOU LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME, GET OUT AND GET TO A SAFE PLACE!!!!!"

I slept with my cell phone by the bed. I have it configured to receive sever weather alerts so we'll have time to get to our safe place when it gets bad.

But when I got up this morning, the line was still off to the west and it looked like it was weakening. When it got here bolts of lightning stung the earth like angry red wasps. One thunderclap made the windows rattle, but in the end all we got was torrential rain. I ran out and fitted the chickens with life vests.

After lunch the rain moved off to the east and this evening when I headed to the store to pick up some milk and OJ, I could see the skies off to the west getting lighter.

By the time I headed home, there was a strip of cloudless sky sitting on the horizon. I pulled to the side of the road and snapped a photo.

I'm thankful the weather was violent here. I hope my blog friends to the north in Kentucky, and Ohio got off as lucky as we did.


  1. The sky looks unreal in this picture. We are getting rain now but nothing major but, by Saturday, it may snow. I heard Colorado, Kansas etc.. got a blast of winter. Stay safe and warm and hope the chickens have little life rafts

  2. Lovely photo of a scary-looking sky!

  3. Tonight we are having strong winds. I keep hearing something banging outside but it is too dark to see when I look out the door. It is not safe to go out because of branches blowing off trees. I guess I will have to hope it is nothing serious when I look in the morning. Glad you are both safe.

  4. Greetings, Well at least we won't loose any sleep tonight knowing the chickens have their life vest securely fastened. But really Rick I think lifeboats may be in the next planning stage for bad weather... And really living in a mobile home in bad weather is just terrifying. When we first moved out west we lived in one for a few months and a storm hit that was beyond words. Happy Thanksgiving good buddy to you and Jilda...

  5. That is a very black and scary sky!!

    Ms Soup

  6. Those strong winds prevailed here too. Thankfully no damage done and all is well. Great picture you took.

  7. That sky looks seriously dangerous. I'm glad you got away without any damage again. Keep taking those photos. It must be why you always are spared.
    Hope you have a great day.

  8. It pays to respect mother nature. However I did smile at the 'Life Vests'. Glad all is well, thanks for a good read this morning!

  9. Anonymous10:20 AM

    I'm picturing those teeny tiny life vests & smiling!!

  10. So happy you and Jilda are safe and all's well down there! So far up here it's been windy and we had rainy skies last night...but snow is forecast for Saturday. I knew we couldn't escape it forever! Love your pic! Glad I'm not the only one with a bumper sticker that says: "I brake for awesome photo ops!"


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