Yesterday it rained so hard that I could barely see these trees in the front yard! Bent and swaying in the gale force winds, I was sure that one of them would go down. Thunder rolled, with such might, that in the house you could feel the vibration under your feet, like an earthquake. Lightning bolts Cracked, dancing across the sky like giant double jointed stick men, one after another heading east with a pole vaulters stride. Pea sized hail loudly tap tapped against the window panes, covering the ground in white.
Every once in a while the storm would subside giving a brief respite from the noise and it was during this time that I felt safe to look out of the windows and assess the damage. As I did, in a flash, a doe and twin fawns ran right passed my window and into the backyard. I stood watching them for several minutes in awe and wonder. How beautiful they are! The doe was quite nervous, the fawns seemed calmer, but alert to where mama was at all times. They stood around, as the doe looked for a safe harbor, and I realized that I had only moments to take a picture before they would be gone. Our house is full of windows, and the doe spotted me as I ducked down to try to sneak into the other room to retrieve my camera...Off they went, quicker than the blink of an eye into the corn! All of the day long I was grateful to have witnessed this incredibly beautiful scene, the doe and her freckled little baby's.
Today is calm and dewy, the grass is greener and it is much cooler. The flowers and plants that were flattened by the hail and rain are beginning to stand up tall again, thankful for the bath. Well friends, have a safe and blessed week~