My grandfather used to say…If March comes in like a Lion, it will go out like a lamb. Well, yesterday, the last day of February, went out like a lion. Do you think that counts?
We were under a Tornado watch for much of the evening. I was on yahoo IM with writer friend Candy Nicks when the wind started howling and a glance out the window showed a black sky, trees leaning til their branches reached the ground and the sound whistling past the house caused my heart to skip a beat! I ran. LOL Ran like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. There was no ‘Auntie Em’ for me to scream for but I did yell for my son.
When I made it downstairs and looked out the French doors, I watched the rug on my back deck take flight. Well, not completely. My swing held one end of it in place. The grandkids had left their kite outside and I saw that little nylon kite rise up off the ground and go flying. Too bad the kids couldn’t see it. We never were able to get it to fly.
When the wind burst had ended and the rain finally started, the backyard was a mess, the deck furniture was shifted from their original positions and…my privacy fence was on the ground.
I dislike severe weather. I’m sure I’m not alone. For this to happen in February makes me wonder what this summer will have in store for us. There were 2 confirmed tornados in the area. No where near me, thankfully, and no deaths. Personal property damage, although a pain, can be easily fixed. A life can’t be replaced.
Today was beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky and it was fairly warm. As much as I long for spring, I’ll wait for warmer weather if major storms are in my future. I’m a chicken. I’ll admit it. As much as I love the Wizard of Oz, I certainly don’t want to go there.