We are joining Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
We sure do have reason to be thankful today. We couldn't wait to get outside today to check out the yard. Why is that?
Last night those dreadful sirens were blaring away for almost two hours as some wild storms swept through our county. We all had to go to the basement with Mom and Dad. To be honest, Lightning was a total basket case, not because of the storms, but because he wasn't sure about this basement at all. He has only been down there a few times. And Misty, who had warned Mom about the storms coming early that morning by her "clinginess", spent the two hours on the leather recliner tucked in behind Mom. And what about Timber? He was in dog heaven. He spent the whole time sniffing every nook and cranny he could find. He thought it was great to get to explore this new territory.
Oh, about the storms - we did NOT have any damage. But within our neighborhood, only about two blocks away, some sort of damaging wind swept through a large area and took down many utility poles, power lines, and big trees. Fortunately no one was injured. We were all very thankful for that. And now we wait again, as more storms could come in late this afternoon. We have to keep reminding ourselves that this IS the season for severe weather. We just hope to be fortunate to escape the storms all the time.
As you can see from our photo, Mom has some work to do in the garden department. She bought lots of new plants for her deck pots and is already wondering if she will have to deal with some canine gardeners again:)
UPDATE: The National Weather Service just confirmed that the storm that went through here was in fact an EF-1 tornado. Not a big one, but still. . .
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber