The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Wild adventures at Wild Adventures

We had a crazy busy weekend this past weekend, and now I am bummed to learn that my favorite window and connection to the world has been closed... Yahoo. My access to email during the hours from 8:30 - 5:00 has been limited by the IT police. Time to get creative, I suppose.

So, ummm, back to our weekend... Saturday was a loss, with my wonderful groom being at work all day, but we made the most of the rest of the weekend, with a trip to Wild Adventures, which is the local amusement park. They just reopened after "winter" with 3 new rides and a $1 million refurbishment of another (which, by the way, was a colossal waste of money, since it still gave my whiplash muscles an outrageous workout, even though TJ assured me it was no worse than driving up the highway with the windows down. Aside from the amazing display of cloud iridescence and the magnificent cirrocumulus sky shortly before sunset, the sky was uneventful, but I still enjoyed the park Dewdrop-style. Here goes.Cloud IridescenceIt looks like a puddle of oil in the sky.Random people riding the new Viking Family Coaster.Beached swan. I think swans are just a picture of grace and elegance.Cirrocumulus skyThis was a spectacular display of cirrocumulus clouds framed by the Boomerang, which Mini-Dew rode for the first time on Sunday (and LOVED it!) Apparently, there's a dare-devil in there yet!A random cutie holding a dove in the petting zoo portion of the park.9 Day old calf pleading with Mini-Dew's friend for milk. It chased her all over the place.

All in all, we had a truly terrific time. The weather was perfect, Spring is in the air!!! Even he thinks so!
Now, aside from our wild adventures at the park, yesterday turned out to be an exciting weather day in the plains, with a long-lived tornado being nabbed by several chasers who were undoubtedly foaming at the mouth to finally see something after a long season of SDS. Posted on is a great video grab captured by storm chasers Andy Gabrielson and Mike Ratliff. I saw this footage on TWC this morning of the tornado from Elk City to Hammon, OK, which stayed on the ground for about 30 minutes yesterday, tearing up 5 homes, a barn, and took out power to 1,000 residences or so. Fortunately, as far as I've heard, warnings helped protect lives, so no one was hurt. Another slight risk for severe weather exists tomorrow, which carries with it a threat for another potentially tornadogenetic (just made up that word, don't know if it is real or not, but I like it) environment.

Have a beautiful day!

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful photos! What an adventure you had--thank you for taking us along with you!


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