Thursday, May 14, 2009


According to the National Weather Service; Mother Nature was been"wreaking havoc" across the United States during the past few days. My heart goes out to people whose property has been turned into debris by tornadoes and floods. I also mourn with those who have lost loved ones in these disasters.
We have been getting plenty of wind in Southeast Idaho, although nothing like a tornado or hurricane. Tuesday it was reported we had sustained winds of 45 miles per hour with gusts as high as 62 mph. Power lines and trees went down. Shingles and tramplines flew. Most of the fields had just been planted so there was plenty of dirt to form dust clouds that shut down Interstate 15 and several other highways.
Here at our house we "hunkered down" and enjoyed the circus caused outside our window as the birds went to work emptying out my bird feeder of a new supply of Wild Delight Nut and Berry Mix. We are thankful today that the wind has calmed down to the ususal 25 mph. If it ever stops everyone in town falls down. :-D

Thanks to the Doobie Brothers for the sound track.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


My contribution to the Haiku Festival.
sweet moments of joy
like sticky baby kisses
are doubled when shared