Wednesday, June 18, 2014
It was a dark and stormy night....
It is June in the Midwest.
And as long as I can remember it has meant thunderstorms, storm warnings and tornadoes.
I am frightened by high winds, yet totally in awe. I love the moment when we sit on the hill and watch as the storms come in from the west. I sit on the porch and listen to rain .... watch the clouds rush in and hear the sirens from miles away.
But early Tuesday morning was a bit of a rough ride ... I guess. OK ... I pretty much slept through the WHOLE thing!
Crash! Crash! Boom! Boom!
Trees and branches falling all around us ............. and I'm asleep.
Yea .... I slept through that.
And large branches from 4 more trees! And part of the neighbors' fence and a huge branch from their tree.
Yea .... a 20+ foot branch had the nerve to fall on the tea cup tree!
If I had been awake .... there would have been hell to pay for that!!
We lost ONE tea cup .... and that was because it took a direct hit from the branch.
But we got even ...............
That branch will burn in hell!!
OK --- it will burn in the woodstove.