Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hey! This Isn't Kansas!

Yesterday afternoon, we had a tornado pass through our area. It was quite the exciting, terrifying ride you would expect. With practically no warning at all (my trusty NOAA weather radio is now sitting by me in standby mode!) we had to take shelter in the basement to ride out the storm. When the wind died down and the sky lightened, we went out to see the damage. Let me take you on a little tour: Here is our backyard from the side streeet. Notice the tree. Laying on it's side, on top of our power lines (it is still like that, btw, but now the power is on). See the blue circle? That is our power line.
Here is a wider angle view. Just does not look right, does it?

And this is what it looks like from the other side of the house. Notice the destroyed umbrella, not to mention the fence.

But we are counting our blessings. One, no one hurt. Two, no major damage. Three, it missed the trampoline...

And my brand new blueberry bushes! And four, no more black walnuts all over the yard come fall. Yeah, I know they are good to eat, but last time we lived here I tried to get into them for a nut and nearly went nuts with trying! Oh, and five, free firewood! As soon as the power company gets out here to remove said firewood from dangerous live power lines that are not where they are supposed to be.

One last shot for full effect. Yikes!


P@ said...


Glad everyone's okay. But, still. Holy cow! Tornado!!

FLO said...

OMG! So happy you're all okay. Sorry for the tree, but yay for firewood!

And I'm jealous of your little picket fence :)

Tara said...

Yikes is right! Glad you guys are okay...and that the trampoline was spared! :)

PeacefulGoddess said...

Life is just too exciting!
I miss you and think of you daily.
I am so grateful I drew you into my life.
Keep smiling!

Six Arrows said...

Wow! I love how you saw the greatness in the tornado! We miss you! Love, Amy