Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tornado Weather

It's been a day filled with thunderstorms, winds, and tornadoes dancing all around.
The rain was needed, the other elements we can do without.
This is our first rain of the month, the sticky, yellow pollen now washed clean from everything it befelled.

The first of the trees were planted in the garden, the rest will have to wait their turn, until the storm clouds play themselves out.

I puddle up the neighborhood
I make the postman mad
I wake the worm and spank the frog
Sleeping on his lily pad
And when the tulips in their beds
Nod happily, it's true,
I shake the petals of their hands
And say, How do you dew?


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great pictures, but those are certainly daunting clouds you have there!! I hope the clouds like the pollen goes away!!

Kay said...

Stay safe. Watch out for those nasty tornados.

DJan said...

I saw some big tornadoes came through today, I just watched the weather and it looked bad! But you did get the pollen washed away, that's good!

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

We had storms here too Jo but as far as I know no tornados hit down in our county here in Kansas. Great pictures and I love the poem too! Hope you get some sunshine tomorrow so you can finish planting. Take care and stay safe. Maura

Mary Lou said...

We've been watching the weather map since we are from that area. What beautiful photos. I didn't know a good photo could come from pine pollen!!
Love the poem also.

From the Old InkWell said...

Great shots! Our weather radio has been going off all day! Be safe!

MadSnapper said...

the storm you had yesterday is moving our way, we need rain desparately but I do hope those beautiful black clouds do not hover over us and the winds can stay away to. seems we always have to get the bad to get the good, in storms and in life. The boot photo is priceless in my book. Love it.

rjerdee said...

What a fun post, complete with a clever poem. My favorite picture is the one of the rain dropping...beautiful capture!

jerilanders said...

The storms pretty much wiped out the day for the festival in Franklin, we spent the day in our hotel clicking away on the computer keys. But, today the sun should be shining....sort of... I hope....

Russell said...

I'll say the same thing others have said -- stay safe!

Up here in Iowa we get our share of tornados, too, and they are not any fun.

Those low hanging dark clouds certainly look remarkable but when you seem them you want to be cautious!

Carol Murdock said...

It was indeed a scary day for many!

Stella Jones said...

I do hope you got through the night unscathed? We had thunderstorms too and lots of rain, while we were sleeping and woke up to a moat around the apartment block.
Take care m'dear.
Happy Sunday.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's tornado season already. I grew up in WV and never remembered hearing about tornadoes in TN. Seems like this is a phenom of recent years.

Patsy said...

We had rain and high wind. Lots of small limbs and leaves to clean up.
Just hope all is okay with your lovely place.

Barbara Anne said...

Overnight rain here in Virginia and today is sunny/cloudy by turns and really humid.

Hope all is well there in TN. The pictures are amazing and the thunderheads in that last photo are impressive.

Love the poem!


Sharon said...


I can't remember how I got here, went to Louise's post then somebody else, er... something France, I think. The Tennessee thing caught my eye. I am just a transplant from MN. I live in Middle TN.

Quite the storms, huh? You get by ok? The ground got a good soaking here, and we were needing it!

~Sharon Life With Jack N Jill

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Here in north Alabama, we are glad to have had the rain and to have less of the yellow haze.
But sorry about the tornado destruction.

carolina mountains said...

Glad for the rain but the storms we can do without!

Jill of All Trades said...

Great pics but scared of the dark clouds. Looks like spring in Oklahoma! YIKES.