Friday, November 21, 2008
It Was Supposed To Storm...
About a week ago, when I was having on of my 'lousy' days...
I heard thunder.
"Dang!", I told myself "you've got to get up on the roof and fix that hole that you saw when you were taking the tin off the roof of the back deck."
So I pried myself off the couch, got the repair stuff I'd gotten the day before and got my brother to help me get the ladder up so's I could get on the roof.
I went up, walked over to the place that looked like it was torn up and it was a second vent pipe. As I stood there looking at it thinking "you dummy"... there was a crack of lightning and a roll of thunder. God said "Hi, you dummy. Now get off this roof."
The first photo is what I saw when I looked up (and, yes, I do take a camera with me sometimes on the roof) above and to the northwest. You know, I decided that that would be a pretty good idea to take that advice and get off the roof.
This second photo was looking to the north of our place. Kinda had the look and feel of a bit of a wall cloud rolling to the east. While it is uncommon to have tornadoes in November, it is not unheard of by any stretch of the imagination.
They had talked about that possibility the night before on the weather and I had just kind of ignored it. After all, I was born and raised in Oklahoma and it's something you try to be aware of, but you don't really plan on.
So I'm thinking, as I'm getting down... I might ought to check the weather channel.
I decided to look to the east just to see what was happening out that way, and when I did I was so glad I had my camera. One of the more beautiful sky shots I've seen in a while. This is straight out of the camera.
It is so good to be alive and to get to see beauty like this.
Life is good.
Even on a not so good day.