Monday, July 5, 2010

Stormy Weather

Nature gave us a huge show for the 4th of July.  It started with this big cloud hovering over our barn.

then the sky turned black

wind, rain, hail, lightening and thunder hit us

We thought it was over
and took pictures out the front door

and out the bedroom window, looking south

The storm roared back to life, and raged past midnight.  We were lucky; we only have nuisance damage.  There is a small washout in the driveway.  What little landscaping we have is stripped of leaves.  We had a minor flood in the furnace room.  And finally, I'm a little annoyed because I had washed every window in the house preparing for company.  Gr-r-r.

The horses are fine, although they are annoyed to be confined to stalls and runs until it dries out a bit.  The new arena's crusher fines stood up to the storm really well, although there are a couple of places that need work before the sand comes.  Sand delivery is postponed until it dries out enough to get heavy trucks out there.  Things could have been much worse.


Louise said...

OK, that's really scary! I'm glad that there was no serious damage. At least you got to find out about any problem areas in the arena, before you got it finished.

John Gray said...

wonderful photos
and what a lovely barn..I would KILL for it

Java's Mom said...

wow, yucky storm, but really pretty pictures.

Funder said...

I've been meaning to come tell you - those are fantastic pictures!