Thursday, April 29, 2010

We're Not In Kansas Anymore...Or Are We?

Kansas probably gets a bad rap all because of a little movie we all know and love! When I was a kid growing up in California, I felt sorry for people who lived in Kansas because I figured they all lived on the desolate plains and lived in fear of the constant barage of tornadoes! I was very pleasantly surprised, the first time I went there to see that it was a beautiful state and the weather happened to be perfect while I was there!

For the past few days, we have had beautiful Spring weather. In my small town, there is a lot of talk about the weather because we live in the mountains and have pretty extreme winters. This year has been really rough. So anyway, we have all been excited for any glimpse of warm weather.

Tuesday night was CrAzY!! About 5:00 PM, I noticed that the wind was picking up. I had heard that there might be more snow on its way...REALLY?!? I didn't give it much thought. I had to be somewhere at 6:30 and by the time I was getting into my car, the wind was so fierce that I seriously had difficulty getting to it let alone getting my things into it. Like I said, CrAzY!

By the time I got home, around 8:00, it was OUT-OF-CONTROL! I noticed that my back door mat was gone...vanished! My outdoor chairs were knocked over (and they're made of heavy metal!) We lost our power for a minute, not for long, and heard the fury of the wind. I fell asleep.

Yesterday morning when I woke up, this is what I saw:
My sweet little neighbor's tree was destroyed and landed on either a phone line or power line...not sure. 
Our Flag Pole is totaled.

My "Welcome Spring" sign blew off the door! And even the roof and top of my bird house blew off!

But this is what amazes me! We had a few trees trimmed earlier in the day. There is a big pile of cut limbs waiting to be hauled away and NONE of them moved an inch...I just don't get it!

And then we had snow...


Lynn said...

WOW! That's crazy!

Reminds me of the time when everyone in town was praying for rain where I grew up. It had been a LONG dry spell. The rain came...

....but only rained on the farmer's fields.......of those who had been praying.....exactly just in the lines of the fenced fields......and no where else. : D

Love Being a Nonny said...

We have been having some crazy weather here in NC too! Tornadoes like crazy!! Wind scares me!

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linda said...

Unreal how the weather can come and go so drastically! We had some winds like yours last week along with rain off and on. It's almost May, things should be settling down by now don't ya think!

Phil and Julie said...

Glad there wasn't more damage Mary! I know that I am ready for Spring!