07 February 2008

Sycamore in storm light

I'm posting this the Sunday after Arkansas and other southern states were hit by a swath of tornados. I took this photo, maybe the afternoon of that day, but the storms never bothered us here in the Northwest Arkansas.

 I read an interview with a lifelong rancher who said that warm winter weather always indicated storms and I worry with the increase in warm weather we could be seeing an increasing trend of longer storm seasons and perhaps bigger storms.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Atkins, AR and the other places who lost their trees and people who lost homes, pets and, most tragically, their loved ones. 

3 comments:

A wildlife gardener said...

We saw news footage of the carnage...so sad for everyone concerned. My thoughts and prayers go to them all. We all like to moan about this and that but footage like that is a salutary lesson to live in the moment and appreciate what we've got :)

Leigh said...

I agree -- it had the same effect on me -- to make me more grateful for a quiet winter day in a warm home with family safe and sound for another day! I so enjoy your blog Wildlife Gardener! Thank you for visiting A Larrapin Garden with your kind words.

Leigh said...

I agree -- it had the same effect on me -- to make me more grateful for a quiet winter day in a warm home with family safe and sound for another day! I so enjoy your blog Wildlife Gardener! Thank you for visiting A Larrapin Garden with your kind words.