AND THE WEATHER OUTSIDE HAS BEEN VERY UNINVITING!
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 …… on the walks and driveway …… and even onto the siding on the back of the house!
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.
I did not fold the cookie though, that one is real!
Posted on April 29, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged housefly, maple tree twirlers, Mlle. Renee Weather Wizard, origami, photography, storms, West Walnut Manor. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.