Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friday Fright............

I'm not one who is usually frightened by bad weather but Friday afternoon I have to admit my adrenaline was rising when a strong storm moved through here. The sun was out then the sky began to grow dark...........




Then wind started picking up........
The clouds became low and dark...........

It looked like they were touching the Pine tops across the pasture. The wind got up to 60 miles an hour and we had a downpour. The rain blew hard and it was lightening like crazy! I mean for a little while it was like a hurricane around here and I got real uneasy..........



Afterwards we had a real pretty rainbow over the pond.......WHEW !!



I watched three Hummers at the feeder yesterday but could only capture two. I dread their leaving, they really are fun to watch!



Hubby has a new shadow as he sprays for Ants. We have had a huge problem with Ants this year..........






Roxie loves flipping around with him and makes every step he does. She does NOT like the cattle at this point however! She was barking like crazy at them! HA! Cattle Dog ? Not yet!






We are a football loving family......."the girl" Melanie and her son Kohl age 10...........







He plays for the Packers.............. :)







And in a game against the Vikings last week, the Packers WON!!










My grandson Hunter, age 9, plays for the Burns Cowboys in Burns, Tennessee. He's the QB !









His sister Taylor, age 11, is a cheerleader for the team! These two also play baseball and both went to the Tennessee State Playoffs. Taylor's team won State and Hunter's team came in second! My son Marty coaches both of their baseball teams. I wish I could watch all three play but they are all in Tennessee so I just have to hear about it! We did however watch a great high school game Friday night between the Oak Grove Warriors and the Meridian Wildcats. Oak Grove won. Oak Grove is the team that Steve McNair JR. plays on and he is awesome! He is the spitting image of his late Dad. He played Wide Receiver, Full Back and Safety in this game! Also on the team is Dillon Fedora, son of USM Coach Larry Fedora, who came to USM last year from OU in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was my son Todd's next door neighbor in Stillwater.











HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY EVERYONE !! ROOT FOR YOUR NFL TEAM !! :)











25 comments:

T said...

So glad to hear you made it thru that nasty weather.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

We had one little hummer that was trying to hang on and not fly south.....yesterday we finally took down the feeder ....didn't want him/her stuck here for the winter....storms are frighting, but, i do like to hear the thunder echo thru the valley.....

Enjoy.....LindaMay

ps....cute grandkids!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes, I relate to you when it comes to BAD weather. We've had our share too. BUT--today, hopefully, the sun will come out. We're going to Fall Creek Falls today--so I hope we do see some color and some SUN.

We're a football family also. I love the Tennessee Vols and they finally WON a big game yesterday. George likes Fl. State and Michigan--and both of his teams lost.

The Titans play the Colts.... hmmm---won't bet on the Titans winning that game... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Angie Ledbetter said...

Great pics! We've had bad weather here the last couple of days too. Just got a flash flood warning. eeek.

KB said...

Roxie seems to be finding her niche, following your husband's every step! What a great place to be a dog (except for those scary cattle!).

Enjoy your hummers. Ours have been gone for more than a month but I leave up a feeder. About this time two years ago, a lost hummer who usually goes no further north than southern arizona showed up at our feeder and stayed for a few days. I hope that he made it! A Broad-billed hummer, he was. I was melting the feeder in the microwave for him.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful skies! And Roxie make me think of my husband's Border Boys who shadow him constantly.

Hilary said...

Your grandchildren are gorgeous. Kohl and his Mom's smile are identical. :)

Glad to hear no harm was done with the nasty weather.. and that dog.. what a sweetie! :)

Morning's Minion said...

What is with the weather this week??!! We are complaining that it might as well be January. Sure looks odd with all this snow and leaves clinging to the trees.
Roxie is a cutie--I suspect that you "rescue" dogs the way we collect cats.

lakeviewer said...

I love coming here: pictures of domestic life and weather and future NFL players. Love these posts. Have a great Sunday and hope you don't get those strong winds too often. Those are my stories, you know. Winds and Rain still to come from this west spot.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Cute puppy - awww (from post below)...

Oh, we had some storms last week and the walnut tree bombarded our roof KABLAM KABLAM!

Are you going to the Louisiana BOok Fest? Want us to pick you up on the way *laugh* :-) I haven't become nervous yet knowing I'm on an author's panel and not a clue what I'll talk about -I wing those things - chaos chaos chaos works for me! laugh....

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am so tickled to meet Roxie. She will be fun to watch grow up through your photographs. Border collies are terrific dogs for farms.

I'm happy you enjoyed my review of The Help. Truly a wonderful book!!

Angie Muresan said...

Oh, I love stormy weather, but 60 mph winds are a bit much for me too. Glad to hear you made it through without any damage to persons or property.
Your grandchildren are so adorable! What a blessing it is to have your children and grandchildren around.

crochet lady said...

High winds are scary!

Great pics of those grandkids!

steviewren said...

My Friday evening sky looked very much like yours. I was thankful that it just gave us a downpour. So I know just how you felt.

Your grandkids are adorable. My daughter used to cheer lead at the same age.

Patience-please said...

have a lovely, storm-free Sunday!

NCmountainwoman said...

Thank heaven for Kohl. The Packers need him.

We had severe T-storms Friday night as well. I finally fell asleep at 2:00 and then we got up at 4 to drive to the Outer Banks! We brought the rain along, although we should see some sunshine tomorrow. Anyway, a rainy day at the beach isn't all that bad.

Journaling Woman said...

Scary weather. We had some of that too in Missouri, last week. But...
beautiful grands. Aren't grands the most perfect beings in the world?

Renie Burghardt said...

We were under a tornado watch until 3 AM Thursday night, then had gully washers all day Friday with flood watches, but by Saturday the sun came out and it was a beautiful weekend.

Glad the storms never got bad in your neck of the woods. Roxie is so cute, and looks like she is a man's dog!

Your grands are beautiful. All the pictures are beautiful.

Hope your Sunday evening is relaxing and nice.

Hugs,

Renie xox

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I think our hummers are leaving, too. Sigh. Our bird experts here in NC say to keep the nectar out--apparently some of the little guys are wanting to winter here instead of Mexico. I'm not so sure...seems like we're not temperate enough for them!

Great pics, Carol!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Dirt Princess said...

Your little athletes are too cute! It was bad here as well. it blew over my rose arbor and broke my rose! I wasn't pleased about that!

Debra said...

My Saints didn't play yesterday...hope that gives them an edge when they play the Giants next Sunday! I fear they will need all the help they can get! Maybe Eli's foot will need a teeny bit more resting?? :)

NitWit1 said...

Love the cloud formations. I'm sure Roxie will shape up soon.

It's amazing all us "football" women --- maybe our own blog????

Janet, said...

Hope you enjoyed your football this past weekend. I'm not much of a football fan, the only team I follow are the Mountaineers. I like basketball. We had a tornado warning on Friday, which is very unusual for where we live.

kerrycharacters said...

Looks idyllic. I am looking forward to reading your first novel. I am writing my first novel too - in the south of France. Do you have a writing routine going or do you fit it around other things. I do both but think I should make it more into a routine, like a job not a hobby!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Sixty miles per hour. Lordy, that had to be scary.