and quite a storm it was!
It rolled in about dinner time last evening...rain pouring down, lightning, thunder, wind....The wind picked up and then suddenly our trees were swirling around - they also looked like trees that have been through a hurricane. The rain was now coming from a different direction...we headed to our basement.
Within minutes I looked out the basement door and all was calm, wind wise. We went back upstairs and ate our dinner and then when the rain stopped we ventured out. We have no photos of the destruction right now but we lost many trees - several fell onto our pasture fence. Tim and the girls worked hard to clear the fence of the trees so that they could repair the fence.
We lost power during the storm as well. This rarely happens to us, so we kept thinking it would come on soon. When Tim and the girls were done outside it was dark - they finished by Coleman lantern light - and we decided to pack up and head to my parents house. I know we could have waited it out at home, but without electricity we had no way to shower, flush toilets, etc... For us it was a no brainer! It was lovely to have showers and a/c and to watch big screen tv's in bed! We felt like we were on a brief luxury vacation!
Here is a shot of the sunset after the storm - such beauty!