Well, like most of the middle section of the country we had stormy weather yesterday. So I put off doing anything outside and stayed in cleaning the house. Mlle. Renee decided that she didn’t want to go outside either and took  an afternoon nap on my bed.  Until right around three when she jumped off the bed, ran through the house and down into the basement where she hid in her safety corner. I looked outside and it was getting very dark, I turned on the TV weather and discover we were in the middle of a tornado alert. Renee must have a physic connection with the local weather wizard. The winds were starting to pick up so I joined my pup in the basement. Then the rain and hail began to bombard the house. Since I have glass block windows in the basement I couldn’t see a thing outside. When the rain let up, I went back upstairs to see if there was any damage. No damage, other than a lot of rain puddles and my rain gauge showed about an inch and a half of rain. So I tuned in the weather again and discovered the storm had moved out of Missouri and into Illinois. Then the damage reports began coming in.  About a mile north of me a lot of trees had been uprooted in the old German cemetery. About a mile south of me the roof had blown off of an old skating rink and part of the walls had collapsed. There was also light damage to a number of homes in that area. No damage in West Walnut Manor other than fact that most of the immature seed pods (twirlers) in the maple trees had been knocked to the ground … in the lawn …DSC09794… on the walks and driveway  …DSC09795… and even onto the siding on the back of the house!DSC09793

Also the flowers on the lonely little petunia were rather beaten up.DSC09791

But the Sweet Williams were bright and cheerful!DSC09792


About that time, Renee came up out of basement and laid down on the wet deck.DSC09796

If you look close, you can see she is even laying on maple tree twirlers! And we still have more rain in the forecast for the next couple of days.

BY THE WAY, TODAY IS ORIGAMI TUESDAY! And my folding project was … the common house fly!house-fly

And I must compliment myself on folding this one.DSC09799

I did not fold the cookie though, that one is real!





About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on April 29, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Oh I love WHIRLYBIRDS! We had weather as well, the storm skirted us — rain … lots of rain and a bit of wind, but nothing bad. However towns closer to Little Rock got it bad. We are going to get more too …

    • I don’t like the WhirlyTwirlies when they clog up the guttering around the house. I hate climbing up ladders to clean them out. Glad to hear you didn’t have storm damage in your area.

  2. These storms and tornados–so frightening. I’m glad Renee is your weather warning system. She’s such a smart girl.

  3. Je n’ai pas fini de regarder cependant je repasserai dans la soirée

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