Like Night and Day

Admittedly not my best photography – these are cellphone photos (I sent my camera with Daughter Trinidad to Hawaii – she’s currently on a trip there with her high school marching band) – but I thought I would share the difference here between yesterday afternoon and pre-dawn today.


This morning – by daybreak there was 4 inches of snow on the ground

Poor Trin – she’s been wishing for snow for weeks!


Change is in the Air

This image

Is going to become this

Tonight – central  Oklahoma, where I live, is under a winter storm warning. For days we have been urged to prepare for ice followed by snow and to expect to be stuck for 2-3 days.

To dramatize:

You can see that lower level winds were northerly while upper level winds were westerly – and whatever direction the winds were blowing they reminded me of those famous lyrics “O!!!klahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains! “

Double Trouble


I live way out in the country and the store closest to my home is the Corner Market. My husband and I decided to brave the icy roads last night to get popsicles for our son, Zack, who had been sick all day. Unfortunately, the Corner Market had closed early and even though we didn’t get popsicles, we did get a good laugh when we saw an unlikely duo feasting on food left out for the kitties who live at the Corner Market. I had only my cellphone with me so the photo quality isn’t so great, but I thought it was worth sharing B-)

Cold as Ice

It’s not officially winter yet, but winter obviously pays no mind to the calendar. It’s supposed to warm up enough today to melt the ice – but the weather report says to expect 2-3 inches of snow tomorrow.  Awesome!



Work in Progress

Four months after a devastating tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Oklahoma, the recovery process continues.

Satellite images show the scale of the damage caused by the massive EF5 tornado that was on the ground for nearly 40 minutes and traveled a distance of 17 miles. EF5 is the highest rating on the Enhanced Fujita scale. At its widest, the May 20th tornado was 1.3 miles across.

Shannan Rhodes, a bricklayer who owns a mason company with his father, has worked in the aftermath of both the May 3, 1999 Moore tornado and the May 20, 2013 tornado.

Rhodes has over 25 years experience in the construction industry, and he estimates that recovery from the May 20th  tornado in Moore will take another year and a half or two years. He points out that cleanup is still ongoing, and there is much that still needs to be done.

Rhodes observes, “All the cameras are turned off now, four months later and it’s something we should all not forget. We should not forget those people, and help them any way we can because they’re still needing help, even four months later.”

This is a video I did for one of my classes: