Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Saturday's storms

A friend called to make sure I was okay, having been through Saturday’s storms. Sure I was fine. She said that on the TV news were stories of terrible winds, hail, and storms, in my area. Not me, I had wonderful breezes, gentle rain, and a nice cool wind.

Later when going to the store I noticed my neighbor’s house. Oh my! Just a couple of streets away from me and the damage is irreparable. One of the community’s two hundred year old trees had cut the house in half. Really; it looked like a raw egg had been cracked open, everything spilling out, onto the ground around it. The foundation cracked apart and the house shifted off of the foundation in many spots. I was grateful to hear it had been sitting empty for two weeks pending some renovation work.

I never heard a sound. My home was so quiet, except for the gentle rain against the window. I'm so glad that house was empty.


  1. Hi Dixie,
    A clear demonstration of the awesome power of nature.
    I am glad that nobody was inside that house. It is incredible that just a couple of streets away from you there was such destruction.
    I'm glad you are okay.
    In peace, Gary x

  2. Hi Gary,
    Yes, quite a surprise.
    Ironically the house had been 'condemned' by the city over a year ago. The landlord chose to do nothing about repairs, so the couple found, and moved into an 'assisted living' dwelling.
    So here we are two weeks after the elderly couple left... and the house is REALLY condemned.

    Other than this my community was largely untouched. We're most grateful.

    Thank you for your support of my blog! Also I hope the ash from that volcano has not affected your home or lifestyle.
    Peace to you, Dixie x

  3. Hi Dixie,
    You know I am a great admirer of your blog and you. You are an inspiration.
    The ash cloud has caused disruption in flights here. I have noted a layer of ash on my car. Other than that; all is good.
    Thanks Dixie.
    In peace and respect, Gary x

  4. You would think it would have made a lot of noise, but it did not.I think the wind made more. I'm just glad A. and S. came in before it fell.
    When people don't take care of things mother nature does.

  5. Thank you, Gary.
    I hope it will stop soon so things can continue as normal. You and the rest of my British friends are in my thoughts.
    In peace, Dixie x

  6. Hi LR,
    Reminds me of an old Bob Seeger tune: "Night Moves"...I woke last night to the sound of thunder... how far off, I sat and wondered...
    Do you remember that song?

    It was very peaceful and calm here. Big tree to not make any sound, you're right!

    Thanks for the photos. My camera was tied up with a photo shoot for a painting project, coming up Saturday.
    I'm glad no one got hurt when that tree fell. Looked realy bad on Sunday as it continues to cave in from the weight. See you soon xx


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