Saturday, April 16, 2011

Batten Down The Hatches

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 has been a week of on and off rain , the sticky, yellow pollen now washed clean from everything it befelled.

Tornado season is once again upon us. The Tennessee Valley endured a sleepless night of tornadic mayhem, trees down, roofs blown off, flooding.

Be safe, adhere to the warnings, have an emergency plan in place.

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?


Raspberry Hill Crafts said...

Wow..always glad I live in a tornado free zone...stay safe. We have wind and rain here, so will spend a night with a good glass of wine, a good movie and a Cadburys Crunchie.

Ginny said...

Stay safe. Hope tonite is alot more calm for you and yours.

MadSnapper said...

that is one beautiful but scary cloud, what a shot. stay safe..

Babs said...

We had tornado warnings all last night, but thankfully, we are fine. We stayed in a safe place downstairs watching tv until 3 am.
I love your darling rain poem.
Have a peaceful weekend,

karen said...

Wooh! Those are some scary skies...holy cow! Keep safe.

Yvonne said...

I know all too well what you are talking about with the volatile weather around here this time of year. Fantastic photo and cute poem.

floweringmama said...

Oh yes, tornado weather here, too. It makes me so nervous. Stay safe!

Sharon said...

Got a bit rough there, didn't it? The dogs refused to go out, even after it calmed down. No damage here.

Barbara Anne said...

Indeed! We had a lovely rainy morning yesterday and torrential rains in the late afternoon. Thankfully, we got no strong winds and the trees are still up.

That photo is amazing and the poem is charming!


Jill of All Trades said...

Oh gosh, you got what we just had here. Careful.

Betsy Brock said...

Now that is an ominous looking sky!
We had the wind and rain but you guys furher south really got it! Oh my!

Unknown said...

Know what you mean, tornadoes were bouncing all around me but thankfully, we were spared. Not so many of our neighobring counties and cities.

Unknown said...

Foreboding clouds. Keep your head down and may God protect you and yours.

L. D. said...

I have seen clouds like that before and they are not good news to have around. I am glad you survived it all.

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hi Jo,
I've been thinking of you and my other Tennessee friend Misha with all the tornado's and terrible storms you've been getting in the south and east. I'm glad all is well where you are. Stay safe.
Maura :)

Paul said...

Beautiful photo. We even got a tornado warning in Florida the other week which is very rare, I'm told.