Monday, March 30, 2009

Doo doo-doo do-do doooooooo.....

As I painted away, we apparently we had a brush with dangerous weather last night....

There I was, putting the finishing touches on hundreds of wooden beads (many necklaces in progress) and chatting on the phone with my niece, when the sky became as dark as night - we're talking DARK here, and all in about three minutes time. High winds, loud thunder and hail followed, and I ended the call to go shut down the computer. That accomplished, I returned to painting, barely noticing the scene outside, except to give a brief thought to the recent roof repair. The storm lasted only a short while, and the sun returned just as quickly as it had disappeared.

A short while later the phone rang, and it was my niece again, wondering if we were allright.....

Apparently the Phildalephia evening news reported a tornado had blown through our little town, tearing a few roofs off and doing serious damage to a nearby trailer park. All of this as I painted bats and cats and ghosts....

Gives a whole new meaning to the word "oblivious", doesn't it?

Look for one of the necklaces on eBay later this evening. ;)

~ Carolee

9 comments:

snippetgirl said...

LOVE that photo! How perfect! Tornadoes scare me to death. I adore a good thunderstorm, but tornadoes are a whole different story.
Looking forward to seeing your newest necklace creation....

Kathleen Coy said...

Something like that happened to me last summer - I was doing yoga at home and was in such a state of pure bliss that I had no fear whatsoever when the skies turned black and green and the winds and hail started. Strange... Anyway, I just kept right on with the yoga because I knew deep down that nothing bad could happen when I felt this good. I heard the tornado go over the house. Pretty crazy.

PS. I recommend taking shelter btw, it was just one of those weird zen moments...

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Carolee, go get a weather radio! I'm glad you escaped this weather event so I don't want you and your family at home (hubby, dog and cats) to get hurt in the future!

YIKES!
Laurie

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Good diversion! When I was little I would make myself go to sleep during storms I hated them so much. I'm still not crazy about them...I'd rather watch them on 'The Wizard of Oz'-great pic!

Tess said...

What a better way to sepend a stormy day, creating......

Zan Asha said...

Hmm, Carolee, we had lightning and such in NYC, but NOTHING like that. Hmm, are you sure you didn't conjur some of that up with your Halloween mojo? :)

Wow, I'm sorry to hear about the destruction, glad to know you're ok.

Rosie said...

Thats the way to do it! Tornado Pah! LOL
Glad you are ok though.
Rosie x

thegothamcloset said...

WOW! Glad you are alright! You and a tornado, me an earthquake this morning! (LOL) Ah, mothernature. Can't wait to see new work.

eva

Barbara said...

I read the article on line this morning. It could have been much worse if it had been closer to town.
By the way, you are getting a new restaurant - Anita's at Doneckers is set to open next month. Check it out for me. I know the new owners.