Thursday, June 23, 2011

We aren't in Kansas anymore Toto!

I was sitting at Lilly's, being treated to fine dining in the extreme by a dear friend, when it started sprinkling last night, about eight o'clock. Finishing up and getting to the car provided a good soaking. We flipped on the radio to discover a tornado had been sighted near Churchill Downs and was headed straight for the Highlands. Happy day! Somewhat alarming for a couple of reasons. Rae-rae lives near Churchill downs and we were driving down the street where it was expected to hit next. We kept heading north, out of harm's way, thank the Lord! Still a bit stressful, as Rae wasn't answering her phone. I comforted myself with the notion that in her haste to get that boy to the basement, she'd left her phone. That was indeed the situation. Their local alarm sounded, then after a time the warning ended. Michael walked outside to check it out and saw the funnel cloud arriving a bit after it's scheduled warning time. Aggghhhh. Lord bless those folks who received damage!
Speaking of storms-we were frolicking in the creek on Tuesday when it started sprinkling.

Good skip Ol' Henry

Baby Boy was intrigued by the crayfish. He said, "Look, a tad-frog!"

When the sprinkling turned to rain my little creek sprites welcomed the cloudburst with a rain dance!

In response, the rain came faster, then thunder accompanied by his friend lighting. Out of the creek! What to do?
Snuggle up on the porch with yummy snacks, good stories and silly songs. Well,well, now I know 19 people fit on the front porch.
So happy that Aunt SuZQ has been able to join the fray this year. Always great to have another creek sprite snuggler.
Gideon is quite intrigued by all these wee folk. He loves it when they give him their undivided attention and they love when he smiles, laughs and squeals at them.
The storm finally headed out to another location and I brought Merry and Pippin out to play.
Such blessings, these special days.


  1. Glad to hear you are safe! I heard on the news this morning that the steeple at Church Hill Downs did get hit!

  2. 19 people on the porch and rain dance in the creek. I see that the colorful wading boots on your header come in handy. I loved your post. Glad no one got hurt.

  3. Weather can be so scary. Yes, those rainboots are getting quite workout this year.