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WOD Challenge 4-29-20 Wild Spring Weather

As is typical of Texas in the spring, yesterday was a wild weather day here.

The weather map before I went to bed, we are the blue dot

We woke to hail the size of marbles and ping pong balls, rain, thunder and lightening and went to bed under the threat of heavy thunderstorms with possible wind gusts up to 70 mph. None of that wind happened, yet as I was reading another chapter of Beloved by Toni Morrison on my iPad, it was raining, thundering a little, and I saw a few flickers of lightening through the blinds in our bedroom.

Spring in Texas is always wild and rough, we are used to that, but being a mother to three young men, I worry about their safety. My youngest works all the time, I sent a warning to him and his girlfriend that more rough weather was eminent, she said he was working in Aledo. I hope he didn’t have to work all night in the bad weather. He works for a restoration company, so he is always busy, even now during this epidemic.

My middle son never responded, I have my own theory on why that might be, I’ll keep mum on that. 😉

My oldest, who lives with my dad I simply emailed the weather warning and said underneath to stay safe. He never watches the news so I figured he had no idea what was coming.

And what can you do about it anyway? Hunker down and stay away from the windows. That’s about it. If we were under threat of tornadoes, know where the “safe” room is in your house and go there. Stay vigilant, not impaired, and get your vehicles under cover or in the garage. That’s about all you can do. Yet I still feel the need to warn them because, well, I’m mom.

Yesterday I went for a short walk and picture taking spree at the park, here are some of what I captured. Enjoy!

A beautiful day in between storms

 

A pair of turtles sunning

 

Our sculpture in the park
Sites while off the walking path
The morning’s hail storm beat lots of leaves off the trees
Happy geese looking for a bite
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