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Friday, April 23

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Don't fergit I'm giving away a bottle of culinary Rose Water or Orange Flower Water -- just put the word WATER somewheres in yer comment iff'n you want to enter/re-enter. Thank'ee donkey frens, open to all near and far.

As if to remind us of Earth Day, nature put on a terrible lightning storm last night -- and of course, I was out in it, getting prescriptions filled for my son who was in a lot of pain from an ear infection. There was a tornado watch and that is unusual fer this area. I have seen many storms and some tornados, but this was the first time I saw lightning traveling up into the sky, and the very sobering and miraculous sight of lightning BALLS.

But at the drugstore, waiting fer the medicine, I couldn't help myself, and tore my eyes away from the storm and straightened the card aisle. Lordy, they were a mess! Who is their merchandiser? Tsk tsk!

Free Scrapbooking and Blog Images

This is a very interesting piece of German scrap I found. I was first going to clean it up and put it on the Fer Sale page, but thought that it really should be free to all to ensure its survival. It's that unusual.

The second image can be clicked and will greatly enlarge, good for digital scrapbooking and such. The first image is sized more for a sidebar (especially if running 2 columns).




18 bloggie frens have visited the Comment Corral:

  • Bernie

    Oh Holly, I love storms, I take my coffee out and sit in the car and watch the lightening.. am I weird or what.....had to chuckle when I read you straightened the cards and I do hope you son is feeling better. I don't think there is anything more painful than an earache,
    .........:-) Hugs

  • Amrita

    Hi Holly, I really love a thunder and liightening storm. When I live din the hills the sight was spectacular specially the valley below. Its just breath taking. Hope your boy is feeling better. Ear aches are terrible.

    Sheeba is enjoying the pup chow. I mixed 2 strips with her regular food and she chomped it down in no time.

    She feels like Queen Cleopatra eating imported American food.

  • Anvilcloud

    Great balls of fire as it were.

  • debbie

    DEAR HOLLY,
    I PRAY HEALING TO WILL'S EAR
    I THINK I MUST BE HAVING AN INNER EAR PROBLEM.....I HAVE HAD 5 DIZZY SPELLS AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS WHY I HAVE FELL OUT OF BED 3 TIMES. I WILL BE FINE ONE MINUTE AND THEN THE ROOM JUST STARTS SPINNING.
    WE HAD LARGE AMOUNTS OF "ROSE WATER" ..WINK..FALL FROM THE SKY...OUR HIT AT O300 WITH HEAVY RAIN "WATER" AND LIGHTENING. VANCE AIR FORCE WHICH WE ARE 3 MILES FROM, HAD WINDS OF 81 MPH BUT WE DIDN'T BUT THE SCANNER TALKED ABOUT TREE LIMBS DOWN EVERYWHERE...BUT ANDY OUR CAT THAT WE CALL THE WEATHERMAN WAS PACING IN THE OFFICE AT 1000PM AND THE STORM CAME AT O300 AND HE FINALLY RELAXED AT 0500...OH HE HATES STORMS...IT DOESN'T BOTHER ANY OF OUR OTHER PETS.
    I LAUGHED AT YOU STRAIGHTENING UP THE CARDS...YOU SHOULD HAVE ASK TO TALK TO THE MANAGER AND SOLD YOUR ABILITIES....IT MIGHT JUST TURN OUT TO BE A GOOD THING FOR YOU....VERY PROFITABLE...DO YOU DO THE MAGAZINES TO?
    THE OKC THUNDER NBA BASKET TEAM BEAT LA LAKERS LAST NIGHT IN THE TOURNAMENT...BEST OF 5...LAKERS HAD WON 2 BUT THE THUNDER CAME HOME TO PLAY LAST NIGHT...RICHIE, RICHARD, AND RICHIE'S FRIEND DAVID ARE GOING SATURDAY NIGHT BUT THEY ARE IN THE NOSE BLEED SECTION...VERY HIGH UP BUT COME SUNDAY.....I HAVE WANTED TO GO TO THE ARTS FESTIVAL IN OKC FOR 25 YEARS AND BY GOLLY I AM GOING SUNDAY WITH LEILA AND KORBI. WE WILL JUST TAKE OUR TIME AND STOP AND REST AND LEILA AND AMY ALWAYS WENT. LEILA'S BROTHER IN LAW HAS A SHOWING THER BUT HIS PAINTINGS, WHICH ARE GLORIOUS ARE $500.00 AND UP. WE CAN'T AFFORD ANYTHING THERE BUT IT WILL BE SO MUCH FUN TO LOOK. I HOPE SUNDAY ALL THE RAIN IS GONE.
    HUGS AND LOVE
    DEBBIE

  • Faith

    I love a good thunder boomer...I am not fond of the lightning, specially the cracklin kind, where you see the and feel the crackle and then...oh my.. But a good thunderstorm...love it when it gets all dark and funky. God has a way of making the lightning, yes even that useful for benefit, specially in the garden..puts nitrogen into the soil. How bout that? Lovely graphics as usual. Say...back about the marshmallow creame popcorn...what brand? I couldn't find any up my way....

  • Debra

    Glad you made it through the storm safely! I can just see you straightening up the cards in the drug store!!
    Very pretty graphics!!

  • Carmen C.

    I hope the ear infection clears up soon, those are miserable to have! Had I known you were out in a bad storm, I could have *worried* about ya, I'm afraid of storms! We lived in a mobile home for 10 years when my son was little and when we got bad storms, I would take him and myself into my closet and play "pirate ship on the stormy seas", LOL!!!He enjoyed it, and I felt a little safer there, don't know why, if a trailer is gonna blow away chances are the closet is going too! Maybe I should have doused myself with rose WATER and just went out to play in it???

  • Dawn

    We love to watch the storms from our sunroom. It juts off the house so there are windows on three sides. Sounds like you had a doozy there though. Fireballs, yikes!

    This easle with roses is fabulous! I'll come back for it later. Time to get the kids up. (my daughter's ear infections have stopped since her nasal surgery! Hope your son feel better soon!)
    Hugs,
    Dawn

  • Doris Sturm

    I love electrical storms, but have never seen a lightning ball - also tornados scare me and when the sirens in town sound to indicate a tornado watch, I freeze and pray because there's nothing else I can do - we have no tornado shelters. I would grab my dog and cat (providing I could catch the cat) and crawl in the bathtub with them and hide.

  • sjhackney

    Gad, I hate earaches. I hope your son is doing better. We will have the storm you had today. Tis the season for storms and tornados. Thanks for the scrap pictures. They're so pretty. Sally

  • Dani

    we don't get many thunder and lightening storms here..or tornados.."just" earthquakes but I have seen them when we've traveled back to Iowa..magnificent!

    really like the German rose graphic, so pretty!

  • A Joyful Chaos

    I never saw lightning with balls of fire. I'm sure that would be quite a sight!

    We had rain this morning so there is a lot of "water" in the puddles in our driveway for the children to splash in.

    Beautiful graphics!

  • xashee's corner

    i sure hope the meds work and get rid of his ear pains!
    i am not a big fan of the storms but lightning BALLS? Cool!! never seen them! :)
    oh and WATER!!! :D
    thanks sooooooo very much for sharing the FUN! Have an AWESOME day!

  • ^..^Corgidogmama

    Love those be-rosed easeled frames.
    Very pretty!
    Love storms, and hearing rain, but hate tornadoes and warnings for such. We get many here in Indiana. Thought about y'all when the news was telling of TX weather.
    Will ask Jim about San Angelo when he gets home, whenever that is.
    Hope son gets to feeling better. Sore ears make for grumpy bears.

  • Nydia

    Oh, Holy, what a fright to be ut there in the middle of such a huge storm! I love them, but only when I'm safe at home! And I've never seen these lightning balls you mention, they must be awesome!

    LOL You had to look at the aisles...


    Kisses and much love from us. Love ya!

  • Nydia

    OOps: Hope your son's feeling better, hate ear aches, poor guy!

  • Julia

    Like a bunch of the other "commentators," I love a good storm. Nothing better to get me all amped than the natural energy produced by good ole mother nature. And LIGHTENING is always an added bonus.

    Hope yer son's ears clear up fast. Nothing is worse than an ear infection. Really!

  • Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage

    My dear Holly,
    I had to laugh when you mentioned straightening the cards! That is something I would have done at one time! Your rose easels are lovely! Hope your son's ear is cleared up soon; very painful!
    We haven't had an electrical storm this year so far, which is good! We've had plenty of rain or water this past week however. Everything is turning lush and green and the water out at the shore is looking bluer every day. Can't wait to stick my toes in the sand and the water out there! Have a great weekend, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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