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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Close Call and Skywatch!

We had some terrible weather this morning. My husband is a Construction Superintendent, he has been overseeing a very large 2 year project at an Elementary School. This morning he was sitting in his job trailer when he heard a weird noise. He got up to look out the window in time to see a tornado rip the roof off of the school. He had no where to go (that trailer office would have been in the next county!) He started praying for it to go away, it went back into the sky. Praise God there were no injuries and school is out for the summer. On the noon o'clock news they said there was no indication of tornadic movement. Tornados are one of Mother Nature's unpredictable and sometimes undetectable mysteries. It was quite an experience for him. We don't normally have this type of weather activity around here. I can't wait to get the whole story when he gets home from work, if he gets home tonight. Can't leave the roof open, hope there isn't too much rain damage either. The phone just rang....he said, "Don't know when I'll be home, do whatever you want for dinner."

Between the hot days and the afternoon thunderboomers we get to see the sunset rays. Photo taken from our front porch this past Monday, June 1, 2009.

For more beautiful Sky photos from around the world.. http://skyley.blogspot.com/ (can't do anything at Skyley, can't even get a pointer to x out)

38 comments:

artis1111 said...

So close, I would be scared to death. Even thunder storms scare me.Thanks for stopping by today. Kathy

Libby Murphy said...

Even in the wake of dangerous weather, Mother Nature remains beautifully stunning.
Happy Twirls,
Jackson, TN

Shellmo said...

That's scarey Darla! Glad your hubby is okay!

Sue said...

What a weird thing to happen to your husband. I bet he hasn't processed it yet, or you, either for that matter. I'm glad no one was hurt.

Your skies are lovely there!

Vicki ~ FL said...

So glad your husband's prayers were answered...

bennie and patsy said...

Sorry to hear about the scarey weather. Thank God for answered prayer. Give him a big hug for me when he gets home.
Patsy

Dorothy said...

I'm so glad Rusty's prayer was answered. It could have been a very different story.
Pretty rays of sun through the clouds!

nikkicrumpet said...

WHOA...that is really scary!!! Someone was watching out for him...they normally always hit the trailer!!! I'm glad he's ok...and I hope there wasn't too much damage to the school!

Carla said...

Goodness!!! I hope every one is ok and the repairs go smoothly.

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi Darla, what a scary moment for your husband and thank goodness the kids were not there! Mother Nature..beautiful one moment (like your skywatch) and NOT the next!

Have fun tomorrow shopping! I love all the blooms in the garden right now! My black-eyed susans don't bloom until end July/August! You are way ahead :)

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That is really scary. I'm glad no one was injured and thank goodness school was out too. I hope nothing like that happens again!

Kate and Crew said...

Holy smokes!! I'm so glad everyone is okay. Tornadoes are such scary things to me - I've seen their devastation first-hand and I want nothing to do with one ever.

Catherine Holman said...

Wow! That's too close for comfort! I'm glad he's o.k.
Hugs,
Cathie

momstheword said...

Wow, that is amazing. So thankful for the Lord's care of him! I can't imagine how scary that must have been.

The pictures are lovely, but hopefully your skies will stay clear and tornado free!

Gail said...

So glad he was fine! I would still have a racing heart!

The sky shots are gorgeous!

gail

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow! What an event to witness. Glad no one was hurt!
Sorry the hubby has to work late, too.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ Thank you so much for sharing how God's mercy was evidenced in such a bold way. You've had some potentially tragic events recently, haven't you? I'm glad the kids weren't there and that there were no injuries.

We've had freak storms here in the PNW too. Our usually placid weather has been the polar opposite with funnel clouds, torrential rain, ear-splitting thunder. In Corvallis, about five miles from here, winds were clocked at 71 mph this afternoon.
But all is well now, thank God.

Valerie said...

That would be so scary. So glad he was protected. Hope he gets to come home soon. It sure makes you think the next time you tell them goodbye in the morning, doesn't it?
I am so thankful for him being safe.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Darla, I'm so glad that nothing more serious happened. That is TOO close a call. SCARY!!!!

Tornadoes can do so much damage--and many times, we don't have warning.

Take care and give hubby an extra hug tonight....
Hugs,
Betsy

Tootsie said...

thank goodness he was safe! how scary! I think I would have had to take the day off!

Deb said...

scarey....glad he's okay...nice photos...

2sweetnsaxy said...

Those are beautiful shots with the sun's rays shining through like that. I'm so glad your husband is okay. I've never seen a tornado and don't want to...ever!

Glennis said...

The suns rays make a spectacular sight.

Marsha said...

I'm happy DH is okay and that the school was empty of students - how strange that there were no warnings!

The skys are beautiful.

Jamie and Randy said...

I'm glad your hubby it okay, tornados are terrible things!--Randy

Jake said...

Wow, that is crazy! Anytime there is severe weather I am always o the look for tornadoes. I am guessing they aren't as plentiful in Florida as they are other states.

Jake

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla that is such a disappointment to the school construction and means more work for Hubby. Just glad no one was injured. It must be scary to see what a storm can do. The sun coming from the clouds is just beautiful. It just screams a promise of better things to come on the horizon.

tina said...

So glad your husband is okay and no one was hurt! What a scare! Be safe and I'll hope for no more close calls.

Sara G said...

WOW, what a close call. Glad no one was hurt!!
Beautiful sky photo's!
Happy SWF and have a wonderful weekend!

Titania said...

A terrible experience. Thankfully your husband is alright. The pictures are stunning, the colours awesome.

Mary at My New 30 said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Tootsie's place.

Wow, some close call! I can't even imagine. We don't have tornados along the Miss. Coast where I live usually - except for in the midst of hurricanes. Prayer is awesome isn't it??!! Much simpler but yesterday I was grilling and it kept rumbling so I prayed for the Lord to please hold it off and made it through my grilling, yay!

I love when the rays come through like that. Just gorgeous.

Beautiful garden - you should link up to Tootsie's FF!

fishing guy said...

Darla: Neat skies and I'm glad you stayed safe.

Teresa said...

Wow! I'm so glad the hubby is okay. Those are some great photos. Have a great (and safe) weekend.

Prospero said...

We mostly have hurricanes to be fearful of, and only the occasional tornado.

The houses are solid here and hurricanes typically do limited, though widespread damage.

But I almost think tornadoes are worse since they cause so much damage, albeit to a more narrow area.

George said...

You got some beautiful pictures of the sunset. I'm glad your husband is okay -- he got closer to a tornado than I would care to be.

perennialgardener said...

We are getting some stormy weather here tonight and lots of glorious rain along with it. The sky photos are gorgeous. :)

Martha said...

What a close call -- tornados are very serious. They are part of prairie life in May and June.

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