Friday, April 29, 2011

A Stormy Week

This week, and for what seems like forever, our days have been filled with storms. Not just your average storms, but ones with wild winds and exceptionally heavy rains. Even as I am typing this I can hear the wind roaring once more and rain hitting the windows. When will it ever stop?


This week I took some photographs of a storm moving directly over our house.



These pictures were taken from the upper deck of our house.


Looking back at these photos the clouds seem so beautiful,



but at the time I was more concerned about the whirling/swirling action they were taking. We have been fortunate in that we haven't incurred any damages, but so many families in the south have not been so lucky this week.


One bright spot in the week was finding a teeny-tiny nest in a fern on my front porch.



And two out-of-focus eggs just waiting to hatch.



39 comments:

  1. So glad the tornados missed you! Those clouds are realy stunning. Hope the rain lets up soon.

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  2. I'm glad you all are okay. What ominous clouds!!

    The eggs are sweet. Hope you hatch okay.

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  3. Love the storm clouds! Whenever I want to shoot them here, it seems it start pouring. : ) Hope those little eggs turn it cute little robins.

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  4. glad all is well...nice photos...

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  5. Wow, those are some clouds! Glad to hear that you are all safe and sound. What beautiful eggs, maybe you'll get lucky and be able to get a fuzzy picture of two babies to share with us :)

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  6. FC, those clouds are ominous. I'm afraid we are going to be experiencing some of the same in May. That's our severe weather month. So glad you all escaped any damage.

    The little birds' nest is so sweet. So glad you found it. :)

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  7. Clouds are so fascinating. They are beautiful and they can be dangerous. I hope sun finds you soon.

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  8. the clouds make for lovely photos but yes, lots of worries when they're 'live'. i feel for all those families who have suffered such great losses when spring is supposed to be filled with such hope and renewal.

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  9. So glad the storms did not find you. LOVE the nest; it's kind of symbolic that even in the face of adverse conditions beauty has strength. Have a peaceful weekend!

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  10. Gorgeous photos, and I'm glad the storms haven't been damaging.
    How sweet that the nest is on your porch! :)

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  11. Yes, the storms are awful and I hope they stop soon and glad you are okay.

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  12. We have had similar weather. When are things going to settle down? Love the blue eggs.

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  13. Thinking of all those suffering from the loss and damage in the South from the storms. I flew out of St. Louis last Thursday and the tornado hit the airport the next day. I will pay attention to ALL tornado warnings from now on. Fantastic photos and those bird eggs? LOVE them. Happy Friday!

    Lady Esther Beau of Belmont (on my blog...using my Royal wedding guest name today...it's fun for a day!)

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  14. Mourning doves were nesting in my fern less than 36 hours after I hung it.

    Those clouds look beautiful and like trouble at the same time.

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  15. The storm cloud photos are awesome and frightening at the same time. Gives one respect for Mother Nature! The nest in fern and the bright blue eggs inside is exciting!

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  16. Those are beautiful, yet scary looking clouds. Glad to know you are safe...so many in the South are not so lucky.

    Love the nest of eggs!

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  17. What kind of bird lays those beautiful eggs? The storms have been terrible!!! 30 in one day. Alabama is torn up!!

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  18. ... oh yes it was such a week, it was; what a nice reflection about life itself.

    please have you all a good start into the weekend.

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  19. Thinking of you and hoping you are doing fine during this horrendous storm season.

    Blessings,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  20. For you I hope that they are over soon and that all your days are as bright as those two beautiful eggs. Enjoy your Saturday.

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  21. We've been lucky as well but 2 nearby communities, one to our north and one to the south were hit hard over the course of the past week or so. Night before last we had 26 tornado warnings and 6 flash flood warnings in a little over 3 hours. Never thought I'd hear of twisters in the mountains!

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  22. Glad you are all safe.I hope the storms have finally subsided.I have been so stressed over the tornadoes,but the weather men have been great in helping to keep us updated on everything.

    As for the little nest in your fern, I hope you don't have cats, or it will be bye-bye birdies.I have that problem here.

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  23. Definitely some wild weather! My heart goes out to all the people affected by the tornadoes....

    That cute little bird's nest is such a find:)

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  24. Hello, hello! Finally catching up on my blog reading.

    Those clouds are so ominous - great pics of them! This weather is just too scary. My heart breaks for AL.

    Love the color of the bird eggs, too!

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  25. Those clouds ARE beautiful and fascinating but NOT in the midst of tornado conditions! :( I am SO VERY TIRED of the rain...so glad to see some sun in the forecast.

    What a treat to find those precious eggs.

    LOVE the header photo...the red, blue and green make it so unique.

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  26. What a contrast the ominous and scary sky and the delicate eggs. Nice combo here.

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  27. I like the bright spot you found in all the storminess.

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  28. We are not used to a sky like this, I am glad the worst is over. Great pictures anyway, with a final nice patch of color!

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  29. Farmchick -- Finally we are having rainless days. Your photos capture the storm clouds well -- barbara

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  30. I'm glad all is well there...Your photos of the storm clouds are wonderful.

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  31. Beautiful pictures, but a little scary I am sure...
    We are under a tornado watch until 2 a.m. tonight....
    Our prayers are certainly with the many many families that have lost their homes and with those whose loved ones were killed...
    have a Blessed weekend.
    Shug

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  32. Awesome storm clouds ! Weather's been wacky all over lately ! Glad to hear you've not been affected, but I feel sorry for those in the south.

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  33. what beautiful shots of nature - both the storms and the gorgeous little eggs...that color of blue......exquisite

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  34. We are so aware here that while all the royal wedding celebrations are going on there is devastation in the US. Hoping that there will be no more loss of life.

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  35. Some scary looking clouds all right. We've had the same with heavy winds and cold. No damage though.

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  36. We've had that weather, too! Quite scary at times. Everything is lush and green and wet. ha.

    Lovely little nest!

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  37. woww look at those storm clouds! yikes, great shots ! x
    http://www.annawithlove.com

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  38. It's amazing how you can find peace and tranquility hidden from the storm.

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