a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, August 16, 2013

After The Storm...

One of the little splinters that blew 
over the house into the front yard
Another huge "splinter" in the fern bed
After the limbs were cleared...
TIMBER!
The car did not have a scratch however the electronics in the truck were damaged.  That is in the shop for repairs.  The wiring for the phone lines has been replaced, new Internet modem installed and one phone that was not killed rings shrilly.  

I did not miss the phone.
A new sand bar is formed in the creek
and a water gate is destroyed.
The nice thing about our valley the waters recede quickly
even though destruction is left in its wake.
The ponds are flowing out the spillways
the cattle are happy in their green grass
and we endure Nature's tantrum
because of her wonderful gifts.

20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Whoa, that's a heck of a storm! Glad there wasn't more damage.

Karen S. said...

AH yes and life goes on and we are thankful for it. Mother nature is a strong force of life, bringing good even through her destruction.

Buttons said...

Wow Gail I am glad that all is well I can see your cattle and you smiling:) Hug B

Terri said...

Wow- those splinters look deadly- glad no one or thing was injured!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Goodness. To transcend the tribulations and gaze on the good that comes from such a shocker is truly marvelous. You're a goodie. Oma Linda

Sandy said...

This storm truly made a mess, good thing everyone was okay, safe, and at home.

Mother Nature has a strange way of bring in beauty while leaving destruction.

the canned quilter said...

And everyone breathes a sigh of relief. The splintered wood is gathered and leaves raked, electronics repaired and the most important thing of all is that everyone is safe and unhurt. Blessings in abundance!

Sandra said...

i like the tantrum and gifts remark, so true... the dogs look like they are happy with what the tantrum left behind. seems the weather is having tantrums all over the world. so happy you are safe and sound...

Country Gal said...

Glad all are safe and your car wasn't damaged ! Mother nature has her ways with us lol ! Nice photos ! Glad your modem is up and running again me to I sometimes turn the ringers off of our phones just to have real piece and quiet if it is an emergency all will leave a message or contact me by Mic phone ! Have a good weekend !

Sandee said...

Sorry about the electronics in the truck, but I'm glad you are all safe. That's the most important part.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. :)

Farm Girl said...

That was a huge storm. I am so glad your car wasn't hurt.
Water is a gift. We haven't had any rain in so long that it must be so nice to see a storm.

TexWisGirl said...

you're right. after the drought, i'll never look at rain or storms the same way again - always find gratitude in there somewhere.

A Quiet Corner said...

When storms damaged our yard in VA, clean up was a nightmare...but it was so worth it. The same thing happens here in CT as evident by our lush green woods!...:)JP

carolina nana said...

A big AMEN to that last line of your post !!
So glad your house didn't get hit by the lightening strike. We are having an early fall here for the next few days but I have a feeling we will pay for the record breaking low temperatures.
Blessings
Marilyn

McGuffy Ann said...

Nature is amazing. I agree. We do endure the storms in life because of the gifts.

RoeH said...

Incredible what Nature does and can do. Great photos.

Brian Miller said...

wow now that is some storm...i would not miss the phone either...honestly...

gld said...

Glad the water goes down quickly.

So far this year, we have had the rain, but, blessedly, no bad storms.

Saucy Kodz said...

Glad your water goes down quickly too. Ours doesn't as our extremely high tides play with that. If you have a flood on low water, then the extreme high tide of 24-36 feet is really going to change the flood in the worst way ever. I love the photo of Lizzy on your new sandbar and fences can be mended, Eh. Did you find any new arrowheads?

Lynne said...

Quite the storm . . . happy those splinters didn't land in anyone's eye!

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