Thursday, April 18, 2019

Blustery day

Today was blustery. WeatherFolk have been jabbering for days about the potential for bad weather. While Jilda was finishing lunch, I stepped onto the deck with a small bag of roasted peanuts and a glass of ice tea.

The sun was warm, but I could hear the winds aloft pushing clouds across the sky. The wind chimes on the back deck were playing the tune of an angry minstrel.

After lunch and a short nap, I headed to the middle school to snap a few pictures of a snake show. Each year, a guy brings a variety of snakes to the school to give the children nightmares (just kidding.) Most of them love seeing the snakes, but only the brave ones agree to handle them.

When I arrived, there were kids everywhere. The school board had decided to send the kids home early to beat the line of storms that were pressing down on the area. I'll have to shoot the snake show another day.

When I started to exit the parking lot, I noticed a bank of red clover with scattered yellow flowers mixed in. With the sky as a backdrop, I knew it would be a good opportunity for pictures. I snapped a few.


  1. That picture looks like a Monet in focus.

  2. That is a truly delightful shot. I don't think I have ever seen that much red clover in bloom at once.

  3. A good shot of red clover. I hope your bees can find it. There a lot of good honey in there.
    How many varieties of snakes would such an event brings?
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Enjoyed the read, been a long time since I heard my mama say, "Quit your jabbering and go to sleep!"
    I actually liked to catch snakes at 11 to 14 but I learned girls didn't care for them too much. (Mama didn't like them in the house AT ALL!) Love the shot!
    Sherry & jack

  5. Snake day would have been a fun thing to investigate. I hope you get the opportunity soon.

  6. All this blustery-ness is making "picking up sticks" a full time job at my Knoxville home.

    Cherdo on the Flipside
    Blogging from A-to-Z April Challenge


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