I have been waiting.
To see the movie Valkyrie.
Warren and the boys watched it.
I did not, but ordered it from
Netflix so I could.
Last night was the time.
Jonathan and Chelsea were out
of town with the Grandmothers.
Warren, Mikey and I sat down to
watch it. We were looking
forward to an evening together.
The previews were tolerated and
then came the opportunity to
press play. Warren pushed the
button...WHAM! The lights and
television went out!
Silence followed....unless you
count the non-stop thunder.
Really, I have never heard it so
continuous. All over the sky.
Lightning flashed and the wind
came in a huge gust. Apparently
in this one major gust a tree
on our street pulled down wires.
After the storm quieted a bit,
Warren drove the neighborhood and
found wires across the road.
We called the power company and let
Across the street one of the trees
which daily serves as shade to the cows
crashed to the ground.
Thankfully the cows were in the barn.
These pictures were taken today, well
after the storm.
After the storm the cows came running to
see what had happened. It was so funny to
see them gather around it as if they
could not believe it!
I kid you not!
Anyway, back to the time while the lights were out...
which lasted from around 7 pm until 2:20 am.
It was frightening to be
unable to check the usual
sources for information.
No TV, No Internet.
Warren turned on his scanner.
We heard about stray dogs and
domestic disputes on the police
channel. Nothing about the
One had to wonder if there
were going to be tornadoes.
I broke out the huge candles that had been so recently
poured out of the scrap soy wax. I never thought there
would be a good excuse to use it before Fall.
But, here it was.
Just the opportunity to light
this newest creation.
And since it worked so well last
evening, it is burning again as I
Candlelight adds so much atmosphere
to a room. In this case, there are
three wicks throwing the lovely scent
of a country garden. Ahhh...sweet!
After the storm, the sky remained
very interesting. I took some shots
of the sunset. Even as I took these
just to the right were sharp strikes of
lightning. What an angry sky.
These photos were all taken within a five to ten minute period
until the lightning scared me back into the house.
It was freaky.
Hope you are not having bad weather
where you are...but I know it has been
pretty widespread...so if you are having
storms, please stay safe.
Don't take any chances.
Do as I say...not as I do!
See you later!