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.
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.
Nathan spots a coyote out on the first wheat terrace. Stockton takes a long shot at it.
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.
Stockton gets Steel to demonstrate his jumping skills.
First, take a look at our Christmas morning sky
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.
Here’s some other wonderful pictures from earlier in the month that we shot out the window on the way into Matador to church.
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!
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.
If you’d like to check out the feeds I was on, here are the links: