Sunday, June 24, 2012

Debby Downer vacation

We are in Gulf Shores at the start of our vacation and under a Tropical Storm warning.  Who would have thought?  I love storms and have often said that I would love to be in a hurricane.  All I can say is, be careful what you wish for. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hail storm

I enjoy a good thunderstorm.  We don't seem to get them like we used to in years past.
Last night it started to thunder so I went out to the porch off of Bill's shed to read and enjoy the incoming storm.  Little did I know what I had gotten in too.
The rain started and then we got pea to marble sized hail.  The hail on the metal roof was deafening!  Then came some wild wind!  For a split second, I was actually a bit worried.  That quickly ended and I was grinning like a kid.  :)  The porch ended up being no shelter from the driving rain, and I was soaked.
The fascia was peeled off of the neighbor's house, a trampoline blown over a fence into another yard, patio tables and basketball hoops blown over, trees down, and shredded foliage. 
An exciting night!

Friday, June 15, 2012

They're back...

I have started to see the first Japanese beetles of the year this week.  I really wouldn't be upset if they didn't come to visit.  I must say that I like them best when I find them drowned in the pool skimmer.  Harsh,I know, but true.