Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sunshine at last

We were getting ready to go to bed last night when I got a text.  I hate getting these texts from this number..

It was from weather alert system saying there was a tornado warning issued for my zip code. Yikes! We launched into our weather plan. I already had my wallet in my pocket and Jilda's purse in our safe place. I had phones, flashlights, and all three dogs. 

Our safe place is small and I can tell you it was cozy in there with three dogs that know that storms are a'comin'.

A few minutes later we got a call from our nephew on the house phone. He said the tornado went between us and the town of Sipsey which is about five miles away. The storm must have been aloft because I didn't hear the roar of destruction that I heard seven years ago when many places around her were devastated.

We went back and watched on TV as a small supercell thunderstorm raced toward the northeast at 55 miles an hour. We'd dodged a bullet.

This morning, when I brewed the coffee, I could hear wind playing a song on our wind chimes. It was a lazy song. The morning sky was clear of clouds. 

It turned out to be a stunningly beautiful day and I spent most of it outside.


  1. Thats a great picture of you. I think we have the excact same weather most of the time. We had sun and lots of wind today. It was warm and beautiful.

  2. Mom nature can be very scary sometimes.

  3. Yes at present I am probably 12-16 miles from Lisa above, and our weather (for the funeral) was very good but windy!
    YES, we know the word Tornado, does cause some quick getting ready! From out time in Missouri!
    Sending our best,
    Sherry & jack

  4. You are very lucky that the tornado went somewhere else.I'm glad that you are all safe.
    It's hard to imagine what would have happened if the tornado would have hit down in your area.
    Stay safe.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. Great picture, Rick!

  6. Sunny days are one of the treasures of living in New Mexico....and by Wednesday we will have temp's in the 60s! Looks like winter is beginning to loosen it's hold on us, and it can't be too soon!
    Enjoy your time in the sun.

  7. I wish for a sunny day. I'll take cold over hot any day but I am so tired of sub-zero weather.


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