Friday, June 26, 2015

What A Summer Storm

Happy Friday to you. Here in Colorado, we get summer storms and for the most part every afternoon we have thunder and a bit of rain. Seven years ago, we had the tornado that destroyed much of our town and since then hubby and I always seem to be away been there has been a bad storm with hail etc. However, last night we were home and wow is all we can say. The thunder and lightning started in the afternoon and followed its typical pattern. We went to bed and were awakened by my cell phone receiving emergency alerts about the electrical storm. Now I am not one that is undone by lightning and thunder, unless it is followed by large hail. There has been a few tornado sightings and touchdowns here in Colorado this week, so I always watch for large pieces of hail. We had so much lightning last night-it was crazy! Our girl and I were texting and she had a lightning strike on their street. Of course, we had rain and hail too, but it wasn't too big. The storm lasted probably 1-1.5 hrs. I wasn't sure what to expect this morning when I went out to investigate; of course yesterday was my morning that I ran to the nursery and got plants. Before I went out, I figured they were toast. You can imagine how thankful I was when I saw that they were no worse for wear. I figured my rain gauge would be toast with the hail, but was pleased that it wasn't. Will you look at how much rain we got in a short time. Of course, I know many areas of the country are having storms that make this look like a shower.
Our Dogwood bush is normally upright and tall, not this morning.
The same with our tree-the limbs never reach the grass.
 My new Hosta and Hydrangea weren't impacted at all.
I did notice that the mosquitoes are really bad this morning, so I've already sprayed myself before taking Hunter for his walk.  Hubby and I get our eyes checked this morning and then the rest of the day will be misc. jobs. 
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Joy to you~
Noreen & Hunter


  1. WE have been having them everyday, the river is bank full....glad you are safe. stella rose

  2. Wow! Noreen,what a "welcome home" for you all we once had a storm like this in the middle of the night, it last for hours, our poor Jack (dog) almost had a heart attack, I was even scared. ~smile~
    I am so glad that your plants survived, the mosquitos are bad here this year, more so than previous summers.
    Enjoy your day, and planting,

  3. Oh...I remember the CO storms from my HS years in the Springs. I love the air there, tho...

    Thank you for visiting are always so kind!

  4. Noreen, I never think of tornadoes when I think of Colorado...I always think heartland and Midwest. Today has been more rain than not...sick of it honestly. Wish I could send it out west. There's flash flood warning about the state, because the storms are moving slowly and have lots of rain. Where is our sweet month of June? LOL. Blessings to you...hope we both get a break in the bad weather. xoxo,Susie

  5. We actually had a tornado touch down here in AZ a couple weeks ago, very odd. I hope you and the hubs are getting re-acclimated to your regular time zone and routine. I bet you Mr Hunter was Happy to see you when you arrived home! May you enjoy a wonderful weekend. Be blessed, Cindy xoxo

  6. A wild night last night here too. Lots of wind and rain and thunder and lightning. But a beautiful night tonight.

    Have a relaxing weekend.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  7. We had a horrible thunderstorm move through Thursday evening ... we were driving home from the rain-shortened swim meet, and honestly it felt like rain was literally pouring down on us, like a giant water bucket had been upended on us. I'd never seen it rain that hard ... it was rather scary ... I'm glad DH was driving.

  8. We are in a torrential rain storm now no thunder or lightning just high winds and very heavy rains since early this morning . Glad all was safe there form the storm you had ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  9. Those stroms are soooo scary!

  10. This crazy weather pattern keeps us guessing! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  11. Glad you didn't have any major damage!

  12. That was quite a storm up here too. One house had a lightning strike and every electrical appliance was destroyed. Oh my.

    Welcome home! I hope you're enjoying summer here in CO. The mosquitoes are very bad, even up here, after all the rain we've had. But, I love summer anyway!

  13. So thankful that all is well at your house... we're suffering drought conditions here... oh, how we could use some of your precious rain. My two-year-old granddaughter crawld up in my lap and told me,
    yesterday, "I don't like storms"... in a very serious voice. It was adorable. I agree, I dont' like storms either but a little rain would be very welcome!


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