Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hollywood Storm

On Wednesday evening, my mother called and informed us that a thunderstorm was on its way.  And this was no ordinary storm - straight winds of 70 mph were being predicted.  We looked out the back windows and watched the surge of midnight blue clouds rolling their way toward us.

And then it was upon us.  Scott and I stood by the back doors and watched the pergola strain from the force of the winds.  Red petals from the hanging geraniums flew like confetti.  The ceiling fan tilted and spun crazily until its blades were sheared off one by one.  

I wondered if I would have been blown across the yard had I been outside.

The rain pelted the house so hard that I worried about the windows holding.  Trees bent so far over that I feared they would snap in half.  Thunder rolled and lightning flashed, and the children buried themselves in pillows on the couch. 

And then as soon as it began, it was over.

Scott went outside to assess the damage.  But other than the dismembering of the ceiling fan, the storm had not left much evidence of its violence behind.  Instead, it left us this.

Rainbow in Omaha

And I thought, damn...

That's a pretty cheesy ending for such a bad ass storm.  If it was me I would've given us the finger.

But to each their own.

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13 comments:

Ms. Understood said...

Beautiful pic of the rainbow. Sorry you have to get the ceiling fan repaired, but at least that's the most of your damaged and then for the bonus you got that beautiful rainbow.

Steph said...

Glad that you are all ok and that the storm passed by quickly. Methinks the storm is quite passive-aggressive, blowing through your property like that, causing damage without consideration, but leaves you with a happy shiny rainbow at the end...reminds me of my mother-in-law.

Tractor Mom said...

Rainbows are like roses...you got to get past the throns to see the colors!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Boy, I do love a surprise ending!

Kristy said...

There is something exciting about a good thunderstorm! Glad nothing much was harmed.

Jen said...

I don't know, it seems like a perfect ending to me.

liz said...

Straight-lines winds are the WORST! We lived through one with winds at 90 miles an hour, and it broke windows in the apartment we were living in.

Brooke G. said...

Definitely the bird! :D
I hate when those storms blaze through, we get them here too. It is SCARY stuff.

LisaDay said...

I would have been hiding under the pillows with the kids.

LisaDay

wonderchris said...

That's such a beautiful full-on rainbow.

Glad you made it through the chaos!!!

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Christina said...

Haha, you sound like my husband! ;)

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

We had a bad storm over here last week and a tornado did touch down up the road from where we live. I need to actually write a post about it because our kitchen was practically flooded with the rain we got! The weather in the US is something else and it does not play around!