Waking up this morning to beautiful sky and sunshine after yesterdays harsh storms. I have seen more tornado action in our town than anywhere else I have lived! Last year we watched one form behind our home that hit down a couple miles from our place and we were all evacuated to the school for safety. This time we heard them forming, and they hit a few miles from us in town on the main road we travel. Friends have sustained damage to homes, vehicles, and work-places, but so far everyone I know is safe.
It was interesting watching the animals as the tornado began to form. The chickens started running in crazy circles, the dog took frantic cover, and the goats were strangely quiet and hiding under benches. It started out sounding like far away rumbles of thunder that didn’t end, escalating in sound as the wind whipped the tree’s in circles. You could see the levels of wind blowing branches and leaves in different directions and feel the pressure in the air, and we were not even the ones hit. Amazing! I get a bit of a thrill out of strong storms, even as I watch for my families safety. I feel very blessed that I can’t find any major wind damage on our property, and sad for those that have to deal with damage to theirs.