I took this picture from a very long ways away. I zoomed it in as far as I could in my image editor. It looks like a painting!
The last few weeks my camera has acted like it is possessed. I hope it gets over it’s problem, whatever it is….
The end of last week was a bad one for some folks in Arkansas and Southern Oklahoma. As much as I am happy to see winter’s end, the beginning of spring brings severe weather and killer tornados to my area.
Our new home and acreage does not have a storm cellar like our old place did. We do have an old cellar that can be used for shelter during a tornado. It was built about a hundred years ago and I am not too keen on getting down in there. In fact ,Ive only looked in there twice since we bought this place last summer, it looks like snake or scorpion heaven. Hubby said he put stuff down in there to repel the bugs and creatures that might be able to get past the door……..ummm I’d still rather take my chances elsewhere!
Our closest neighbors have a storm shelter at the goat ranch. Mrs. Goat Rancher is from Maine and is terrified of thunderstorms. She has commented that to me just about every time I’ve talked with her. She has also offered us the use of her shelter should we ever be in the path of a tornado.
The last bad storm, I loaded up the boys and we headed into town to my in-laws. They have a pantry built inside their house that is a ‘safe room’.
For some reason, I feel this spring storm season is going to be a nasty one. Probably because we’ve been so lucky the last few years.
Nicholas Evans is one of my favorite authors.
He wrote The Horse Whisperer which is an excellent book.
I just finished reading The Divide . . It is a very good book. I enjoyed it.
My all time favorite Evan’s book is The Loop . It is a good book! If you have not read this one, read it. You will NOT be disappointed.
The Loop opens as a pack of wolves makes a sudden return to the Rocky Mountains ranching town of Hope, Montana, where a century ago, they were slaughtered by the thousands. Now shielded by law as endangered species, they reawaken an ancient hatred that will tear a family and, ultimately, the town apart.
Well, I am out of new books to read. So I guess I better get busy, find something new and worthwhile to read.