Just a little bit about my art and life in general....

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fast moving storms

I have been busy attending to several custom orders I have and managed to finish this little turtle too. He is a little Eastern Box Turtle.

My two eldest came home from a morning appointment with braces on their teeth. They were scowling at me as if I was subjecting them to some new form of torture. Both are lisping and the younger one with a palate expander can barely eat -- poor thing. Sigh. If they only knew how much torture the expense of these things are.

An afternoon thunderstorm rolled through. I was attempting to batten down the hatches so to speak on the porch but the winds were so strong that everything was blowing around and the rain soaked everything. I abandoned that to huddle inside with the kids. A few moments later a loud crack was followed by the upper part of a tree near our house snapping in two. Sticks and branches were flying everywhere and water was coming in the house at the older doors and the newly installed air conditioners. A huge branch missed the newly set up pool only by a few inches -- so we are counting our blessings. We will miss the old choke cherry tree though. This tree provided one hook for our much loved hammock. Sirens were speeding up the road to some unknown disaster. After everything settled down we cautiously crept out to inspect the damage. I noticed a helicopter circling above not even a mile away. For nearly a half hour it continued its circling. This is where the sirens were headed so I wonder what happened. The evening news indicated that there was a possible micro-burst in our town.

A wonderful blog called Lily and Tulip featured my little singing bird from my Etsy shop. I love the layout of this blog and will definitely keep an eye on it.


Donovan Beeson said...

Oh my goodness. I thought that was a real turtle. Good job!

allison strine said...

swweeet turtle! I thought he was real, too!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Oh my gosh, that's adorable!

Rain's End said...

Oh thank you for your encouraging words!