Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Storm

It was a dark and stormy....

It's 4:15 and the house is dark....

I run to the deck to get a shot of the trees swirling. . . in the dark???

But, you see, it's afternoon and the house is as dark as if it's evening. The trees swirl clockwise and counter clockwise. The rain is coming in sheets.

I brave the elements trying to get a perfect shot, until I hear a cracking sound and I high-tail it back inside and go to the front of the house.

The sheets of rain are a beautiful reminder of the glory of a summer storm. It was quite a storm. It lasted for about an hour and I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see something on the news about it.

We might see something like this...

That's actually a fairly small branch, about four feet long and gratefully that's all the damage I see. Lots of leaves and light debris littering our street, but nothing more.

On a lighter note, I got the coolest mail this week. During the Mad Tea Party, I won a drawing from our friend Suze, at Pink Crayon Studio. Suze is known, of course, for her dolls and cool art, but also for her mail art. I am so happy to have been the recipient of not only these Mail Art Tags, but this awesome envelope. Check it out.

Thanks again Suze for such a fun giveaway. You are the best.

Well, that all for now, kids. I'll be back soon with more photos and lots of other fun stuff. I might even post my newest picture of my hubby, if he'll let me. Take care and do lots of art!!


Amy Sullivan said...

I love a good storm.
I have been in & out of town alot these past two weeks. So ,I haven't had much art time.
But, things have settled and now it is time to get back to work.

suze said...

I also love a good storm. I am hoping that we get remnants from Dolly. It's been in the 100's here and some rain would surely cool it down. Right now it's 9:49 pm and it's 93 degrees!
Thanks for the great compliments...glad you like your tags.
xo suze

Suzie said...

WE had a big storm last night. I love it especilly when Im inside

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Beautiful storm pics! It's beens storming here too, and the air smells so fresh. I love the rain, Kevin hates it.

Congrats on the cute tags!

Allison said...

I like the new "lots of photos" plan. It's always so interesting to see how other cool women are living and enjoying life.