On Friday rain and up to 80 mph winds swept through our neck of the woods.
No the picture isn't blurry ~ that's the rain being blown around!
But that's not going to stop a girl from going shopping!
My niece Niki had seen the pictures on my blog from my visit to the Saving Grace shop (whats behind the yellow door) and wanted to go.
It was a beautiful sunny morning when I woke up ~ who would have thought it would turn evil!
It all happened so fast, it got dark and you could hear the thunder in the distance. My sister got to my house to pick me up just in time. She stepped onto my porch and then Mother Nature unleashed her flurry!
We waited on my porch for the rain to subside ~ I of course had my camera in hand and was taking pictures
of the rain pouring and swirling off my neighbors roof.
We really had no idea what was happening around us.
As soon as the rain and the wind calmed down some we jumped into the car to pick my niece up.
We still had no idea what had happened around us. The wind was whipping us around ~ it was hard to steer straight.
As we continued our journey to Berlin down Hwy 49 we were amazed to see all the debris, fallen trees
and power lines that were laying on the ground.
Some trees simply uprooted and fell over, some trees snapped liked they were twigs, and tops of pine trees looked they got a buzz cut.
But we made it to Saving Grace and Niki was in her glory and found all kinds of goodies!
When we got home that's when we realized the full extent of the storm.
There were so many fallen trees and debris all over our little township and surrounding communities.
All you could hear was the hum of chainsaws buzzing in the air.
A lot of people were without power, schools and businesses closed early, roads were blocked with fallen trees and power lines.
(about an estimated 46,000 people lost their power) Some still don't have power yet today!
We lost 2 trees in our yard, one of them being our 100+ yr old lilac tree.
My flower beds and garden are all laying flat.
I'm so glad I took pictures of all my beautiful sunflowers before they were all gone.
~ Until next time ~
I hope you all stay safe whether at home or in your travels
there's a little sunshine in your neck of the woods!
HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!