Summer Storm

Friday afternoon, July 8, 2016. This blustery little storm rolled in and dropped some rain. Hey, we’ll take it however we can get it. Watch full screen with the volume up for best effect.

Rainy Weather

Tuesday, May 31 –

After a few storms this weekend, we’re in good shape as far as moisture goes for the upcoming hot months of summer. However, we’re hoping to get even more rain. These clouds hold a lot of promise for the evening and the forecast is for 80% chance of rain all day tomorrow.

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Unusual Clouds Steal the Show

Tuesday, April 19 –

We had a nice shower today which followed on the heels of some earlier rain on the weekend. We didn’t get as much as Cim and Courtney did at Afton, but this will certainly help grow some summer grass. The clouds were so colorful and interesting all afternoon and as the evening progressed, they became more and more dramatic and unusual. Stockton and Nathan were also working on some things around the pens and I was able to snap a few pictures of them, too.

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Nathan spots a coyote out on the first wheat terrace. Stockton takes a long shot at it.

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Clouds in the east and a rainbow.


The horses are curious.


Stockton is hiding under the empty lick tub to try and aggravate his dog, Steel.

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Stockton gets Steel to demonstrate his jumping skills.

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My December Skies

First, take a look at our Christmas morning sky

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Then, the next day a major winter storm hit and we were indoors for a couple of days.

Monday, December 28 –

The wind finally died down enough to venture out with the camera. Walking was quite treacherous on the snow and random patches of ice, but the light and colors of the icy scenes was too tempting to pass up.

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Here’s some other wonderful pictures from earlier in the month that we shot out the window on the way into Matador to church.

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June 9, 2015

What’s so special about June 9? Well, in my book, June 9 was an exceptionally fine cloud day. The sunrise and evening clouds were so colorful and spectacular that they deserve a blog post of their very own. What do you think?

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May Skies

May was a very busy month this year. I’m afraid I wasn’t very regular about posting. However, I did find time to rush outside and take pictures of the beautiful and sometimes threatening clouds. So, for the sake of simplicity, this post contains most of the sky photos from the month of May, 2015…and there’s quite a few. Hope you enjoy! DSC_0383 DSC_0384 DSC_0386 DSC_0387 DSC_0409 DSC_0410 DSC_0420 DSC_0422 DSC_0423 DSC_0424 DSC_0425 DSC_0426 DSC_0427 DSC_0430 DSC_0431 DSC_0432 DSC_0433 DSC_0437 DSC_0439 DSC_0442 DSC_0443 DSC_0444 DSC_0447 DSC_0448 DSC_0449 DSC_0450 DSC_0451 DSC_0452 DSC_0455 DSC_0460 DSC_0461 DSC_0462 DSC_0463 DSC_0468 DSC_0470 DSC_0472 DSC_0473 DSC_0474 DSC_0524 DSC_0525 DSC_0526 DSC_0527 DSC_0529 DSC_0531 DSC_0532 DSC_0533 DSC_0534 DSC_0535 DSC_0537 DSC_0538 DSC_0539 DSC_0540 DSC_0541 DSC_0542 DSC_0546 DSC_0547 DSC_0551 DSC_0553 DSC_0555 DSC_0557 DSC_0560 DSC_0566 DSC_0568 DSC_0569 DSC_0570 DSC_0572 DSC_0573 DSC_0574 DSC_0735 DSC_0736 DSC_0739 DSC_0813 DSC_0814 DSC_0816 DSC_0818 DSC_0820 DSC_0821 DSC_0845 DSC_0847



Storm Chasing from my Computer Chair

Saturday, May 16 –

Today was the big race that Cim, Laredo, and the Phipps boys have been working toward. It’s called a “Tough Mudder” race. It was 11 miles of mud and obstacles. It was in a small Oklahoma town called Okemah, east of Oklahoma City. I’ve been worrying now for months about them being in that area of Oklahoma in mid may. It’s a tornado magnet.

Well, I was right. There were bad storms all day long. I found a live feed from KFOR Channel 4 in OKC. Also I had up TVN weather network on the internet. It has a map of the area showing storm chaser locations. You can click on a storm chaser and watch their live feed.

All day long I kept up with the storms. One tornado after another was forming. At one time the kids were in a tornado warning and a tornado even threatened Okemah a few hours after the race was over. I’m glad it’s over and the storms have moved on now into Arkansas.

Here are a few storm chaser pictures I snagged off the internet feed and from KFOR feed.

These first few are near Shamrock, TX and northeast into OK toward Sayre.

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If you’d like to check out the feeds I was on, here are the links: