There's nothing like receiving a phone call at 12:15 a.m. telling you a tornado is headed your way. That's what happened to us Wednesday night. My in-laws have a weather radio that warns you when violent weather is in your area so she is the party that called.
At first it's like okay and then the senses kick in telling you to get your lazy self out of bed and into your "safe room". Our safe room happens to be our laundry room. Immediately I start grabbing pillows and blankets and anything else I can think of. My hubbie immediately turns on the t.v. to check the progress. The next thing you know, the power goes out. Since we live out here in the "country" we know it won't be back on for who knows how long. He grabs a flashlight and I go in search of the trusty candle.
I'd say we stayed up until about 1:00 watching the storm. After we thought it had passed back to bed we go of course with our hearts beating at an abnormally faster pace. So Mr. Sleep doesn't come as fast as we would like.
When it's time to get up that's when you realize how import electricity is. It's tough trying to get ready for work in the dark. After hubbie left I looked out the window and noticed how beautiful everything looked. I loved the way Mr. Sun was waking everything up.The privet looks limey green.The mighty oak looks a little softer with Mr. Sun waking up his sleepy leaves.The tall bloom of the foxglove is smiling in the warmth. This picture was taken thru the window. Same picture taken from outside.
We had storms again last night. Luckily the power stayed on.
I hope everyone has a great gardening weekend and please remember to pray for those folks in Fargo, ND. I have a blogger friend up there and it looks pretty bad.