The view from my perch on the mountain

Clear Skies At Last!

The storms that have brought so much death and destruction to the Midwest and the South over the past couple of weeks have paid us a visit or two as well. Last week 2 tornadoes touched down in the county to our north and while nobody was seriously injured over 400 homes were damaged or destroyed.

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We had strong storms overnight and the wind was so fierce that it sounded like the roof was coming off. I was actually surprised to find no damage this morning. Though not as strong as overnight the winds are still kicking up. To illustrate, the camera wasn’t tilted when I shot the frame above……..

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……the winds were so strong that the flagpole was actually swaying in the breeze!

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The world is turning green around us so swiftly that it’s stunning.

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Also stunning are the flowers springing up, seemingly overnight, everywhere you look.

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I shot these tulips from the driver’s side window while waiting on a traffic light.

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I’m going to have to talk to Laura about getting some bulbs for Mother’s Day. I’m sure Frankie will love them.

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4 responses

  1. Beautiful as always, Chip. Stunning photography.

    April 16, 2011 at 5:53 PM

  2. Hey, Chip! What beautiful pictures! The spring there is amazing.
    We are in autumn, which also has beautiful colors.
    Have a wonderful Sunday, honey.
    A warm hug.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:23 PM

  3. penelopephoebe

    Fabulous, colorful photos, Chip. Good to see you are out and about.

    April 17, 2011 at 4:29 AM

  4. Spring is finally arriving in your world! Must be causing quite a stir after the seemingly endless snow and white worldliness that has been you lot in life for this very long winter you have endured. It certainly lifts the spirits and makes you appreciate it when the greeness of spring and burst of colours from the floral life finally starts to show! Enjoy 🙂

    April 17, 2011 at 9:17 AM

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