Monday, May 10, 2010

Tornado Watch?

We're supposed to be under a tornado watch until 10:00 p.m. but there really isn't much to watch. The horizons are foggy with dust. The sun still shines on the rippling wheat.
What you can't see, however, is the wind. It was lifting me off my feet as I took these pictures, and driving home today was not very easy, as the wide side of the suburban kept getting buffeted. Our plan for tonight was to visit our son's music program...but that county is under a watch also, and the miles between here and there, while beautiful, are also desolate so we are not going to brave it. I guess we will sit here at home, wash clothes, and grade piles of papers...unless, of course a tornado swoops in and blows them all into the next county, which, at this point, would probably not be too unwelcome.

I tried to take a video of rippling wheat--green and supple. If it makes you seasick to watch, I apologize in advance. Believe me, I had to have "sea legs" to stand there filming it.


rose said...

Hope you are all safe.It scares me when I hear about tornados.I liked your video.Keep us posted.

Carina said...

That wind yesterday was incredible! I had my windows open for a while, until I realized that dust and grass clippings were covering everything in my living room.

I have to admit, yesterday I thought, "If I could just get my pictures and my family out of this house...the rest..." I have a lot of cleaning and laundry to do.