Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Scary, Stormy Stuff

"Eider" you take me back inside or I'm gonna waddle outta here!

We know that ducks love the water but even lilduckie was a little concerned about the weather here today. *See the frightened look on his face?* I'm sure most of you have heard of the awful storms that just plowed through 5 of our southern states yesterday....last night we were told they were heading this way. Fortunately for us...they had weakened by the time they reached us. The clouds were looking pretty menacing today but aside from a little rain...we're just fine.

This is what they looked like this afternoon. I tried to get some video but it just didn't turn out as well as I had hoped so we'll just have to live with photos.

These last two look a lot worse than they really are. The second photo is the "real deal". By this time, the sun was going down and it added a very dramatic effect to the clouds.

Especially this one. Strange how nature can be so scary and so beautiful all at the same time. I know there were so many who were not as lucky as we have been and I want to say that our thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by the storms. Come on my blogging buddies....let's all light a candle and say a little prayer for them. Hugs all around!

*Knitting note....cast on for a baby blanket today. I'm using Red Heart Baby Clouds in Pink Lemonade. Love the way it looks knitted up but HATE HATE HATE knitting with it. AAGGGH...What was I thinking?!* photos later


veekcee said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I remember a number of frightening storms when I lived in the south. Now we wait for earthquakes!

Aunt Kathy said...

OMG Melanie that lilduckie really does look scared. LOL

The pictures came out great, what kind of camera do you have by the way?

I am praying in a new camera and a lap top, so far God hasn't answered, LOL

Cat said...

I don't blame little Eider LOL. OMG I love that last picture, it is awesome!!!


Christy B. said...

Icky storm! We had some rain/wind in Georgia but nothing scary. Love the pictures. Lilduckie does look a little nervous. Give him a hug from me (and your family--glad y'all safe)

Tea said...

Hi Melanie! Looks like lilduckie is gettin' a lil big for his britches, spoutin' ultimatums & all. ;) Cute though. :)

Glad y'all are okay. I was a bit concerned for my two brothers that live near Memphis, but all is well with them. :)

I know what you mean about RH yarn..ewy, but there's lots of folks that don't see the difference and like it's washability, sooooo knit on. :)

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

It is so sad about the storms and the loss of loved ones and homes. So terrible. I am glad it lighted up before getting to you though.. Living in Oklahoma I know what those twisters are all about...

hakucho said...

Gee, scary pictures...glad you (and lilduckie) are safe and sound :)

sappmama said...

Whoa! Look at that sky.

Duckie is too cute. Makes me wanna be brave just to protect him. :)