Oklahoma, I veered away from some of what I was going to say.
No words can convey the sadness that our family feels for the victims of such a tragic event.
For the the last three days, Kansas City has been under tornado watches, tornado warnings, and severe thunderstorm warnings. This usually, doesn't have me too overly concerned. I have, after all, lived most of my life in or near Tornado Alley. As with most Midwesterners and Southerners that reside in this swathe known as Tornado Alley, we have all had some close up and personal interaction with really bad storms. Usually, they sound far worse on the news than they are in reality. However, there are those occasional storms that do live up to their warnings. A number of years ago, for example, I got a phone call from my brother to say that a neighbor had called him to say they found our father standing on the concrete steps leading to his house in shock. The house was gone...just my dad and the steps remained.
So this past week, we had been watching the maps of the impending storms that were going to cover Oklahoma and Kansas. Saturday afternoon, the sky darkened and all regular programming was interspersed
with weather reports. Weather is always, a big portion of our news programming here but on days when there is a threat of something....heat, drought, wind, rain, snow...or any combination of those, the programming turns to non-stop weather. During the Spring here it is not uncommon to have the background noise of our weather radios. Many of us now have Weather Shield apps on our phones to alert us to updates on impending weather reports.
Which brings me to the original thought I had for a post today.
Thought Number One: If I had my own weather station, what would the programming look like for Kansas City over the last 6 months.
Last year we were in the EXTREME drought.
Then...after Spring was supposed to have arrived
THEN...it started raining....and raining...and raining
And then the last three days of "promises" of hail and tornadoes.
Thought Number Two: I Am Worried for the Bird
Back to Saturday night...we had turned on the weather radio to listen for updates as it appeared on Doppler that the eye of the storm would hit Kansas City and we were concerned about having to put on yet another roof...or worse.
AND we were worried about the bird...
Outside of my office window on the upper floor of our house, there is a bird, ....a bird on nest.....and in that nest there are two little eggs.... waiting to be hatched. That poor bird didn't make the greatest choice to place her nest but there she is in all kinds of horrible windy, rainy weather. She is tenacious though. Even as the storm rolled through and took part of her nest down into the gutter, she remained.
(Note: the pictures are a big grainy as the only way to zoom in on mommy bird is to "shoot" through the screen.)
Our family is sending thoughts and prayers to any of the victims of the recent storms. We hold you and your family in our hearts.
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