Monday, July 18, 2011

Half An Hour In GriggsDakota

 It was a steamy morning on Saturday, but the forecast had not told me it would rain.
 Cattleman Jim mentioned that a storm had popped up and may be heading our way. 
I was outside, but not really paying attention to the sky in West 
Until the sky demanded my attention 
The clouds were traveling fast and as beautiful as they were threatening. 
It was still in the yard as I watched. 
It had been that way all morning and I wondered how the clouds could be moving so fast without wind on the ground. 
I kept watching 
Until there was wind blowing in from the West. 
The sky was now boiling above me and the rain was just beginning. Farmer Fred called from the door and suggested that I come inside. I've never been good at making that decision. 
I joined Farmer Fred on the porch and ran out onto the deck when there were white caps on the lake. 
The wind was fierce and the rain was pelting down.  
Visibility was limited and I heard the click of a few small hail stones hit the window in the porch. 
Almost instantly the rain began to ease up. 
The wind stopped and I thought the storm was over. 
But it was a wind change that blew out of the Northeast and lowered our outdoor temperature down to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. 
The sun came out and the temperature soared. The storm was over. We didn't get any damaging hail. 
But it is wet in GriggsDakota.

2 comments:

  1. Great pics. I felt like I was there.

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  2. Oh my goodness. Mid-way through reading this my heart was pounding and I was about to yell "Mom, get inside!" with Dad...but then I remembered I'm staring at a computer screen and you're obviously ok since you lived to tell about it.
    I'd say my reaction is a sign of a great story that's been well written. Good job Mom!

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