Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blowin' in the wind


"I'm just gonna look outside and see what the weather is like...."

I just read about this amazing photo, taken last Tuesday in Iowa. I'll bet it wasn't exactly what she expected when she went to check the weather that afternoon....

When the weather turned violent and stormy on Tuesday evening, Lori Mehmen, who lives in the small farming town of Orchard in northeastern Iowa, looked out her front door and saw a funnel cloud bearing down — and evidently had the presence of mind to grab her digital camera and capture this shot before taking cover.

As deadly as tornados can be, I've always been fascinated by them. Growing up in Ohio, we were certainly used to regular tornado warnings over the years. Fortunately, we never had one actually touch down near our home.

If I ever looked out my front window and saw THAT image...I'm pretty sure that it would be time for a Depends change.

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