Monday, May 17, 2010
Eastern Oregon Afternoon Storm
There was a weather alert this afternoon about 5:00 that warned of severe thunderstorms and hail. We moved the cars into the garage and shop and got everything under cover. Off to the west we could see a wall of black clouds moving toward us. Within minutes the rain was pouring down, and just as quickly it was over. The main part of the storm had missed us and we avoided the "hail the size of quarters" that fell in neighboring communities. As the storm moved on the black clouds became a backdrop in the eastern sky to a rainbow. Golden light illuminated the backyard. It was a moment of natural beauty... it's easy to be grateful when the storm passes and there's a rainbow!