Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Storm

Last week I went outside to find myself at the very edge of a storm. Half of the sky was bright blue with fluffy clouds, the other, dark and menacing. I watched as the dark clouds started swirling above my head.

A video of the swirling. 

Then the rain suddenly came across the sky like a giant dark curtain.

Giant pellets of hail fell from the clouds and I raced inside. I recorded the storm from the front porch. (Watch for the rogue trash can!)

The storm knocked over quite a few large trees behind our house. After seeing the dark swirling clouds, I wondered if a tornado had started to form!

This tree missed my car by a millimeter! 

Even after the storm was long gone, the roads were still rivers.

 Now there is a huge gap in the trees behind our house, where tall oak trees once stood.


  1. You and your car were VERY lucky.

  2. Oh my goodness!!! Thankfully your car and house were not hit! I do love that first photo though - storm clouds are my favorite!

  3. That was crazy & terrifying! Great photos, videos & narrative.

  4. Oh my word, thank goodness that your car and home escaped unscathed. That looks like a frighteningly close call for sure. Fingers firmly crossed that you don't run into any other similar terrible storms this year.

    ♥ Jessica