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

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Well, I decided that I've missed this, so here I am, back again for another exciting post. I had the craziest thing happen to me, a dear friend and excellent storm chaser invited me to go on a Plains Chase event with her for an all woman chase... sigh. No annual leave left after a couple of days here and a couple of days there, so I am missing out... Don't get me wrong, I had a wonderful time with my dear loved ones during the course of my mini-cations, but now, as I ponder Peg and Mel... Jess and Jenn and the author, Jenna Blum, ironically of the book I happen to be reading right now thanks to another dear friend seeing it and seeing my name all over it... Storm Chasers... go figure... oops, got off track... where was I?? Oh, as I ponder them (minus Jenn and Jess - who are in the same boat as me) out there in the plains, my heart sinks... and I feel a longing. It's all right though, Jenn and I are already on a mission to stock-pile leave and be ready for next year! Even if it's just the 2 of us, we will be in the plains together, chasin' us some naders. Work is always getting in the way... I won't focus on the fact that for today, tomorrow and Friday (while I would have been out there) there is a slight risk planted right there in prime chasing territory, in the same spot for all three days... how crazy is that?! I'll just keep my sites set on next year.

I do want to quickly share with you something my wonderful groom and I stumbled upon while on one of our fabulous lunch adventures yesterday. We like to find roads and "like-roads" that we've yet to explore and well... explore them. We did just that, found a dirt road that led to a path clearly laid out for us (not really, but we pretended), and we took it to see where it would lead us. It led us through the woods, where we just looked to see what we can find. We ended up finding a train, a pod plant, a dragonfly, a gopher turtle/rattlesnake hole or two, AND some exotic flowers. Well, color me happy. Check out this one, which has now been identified as a Maypop Vine, Passion Flower Vine - Passiflora incarnata.
Maypop Vine, Passion Flower Vine - Passiflora incarnata

Isn't nature awesome?! Go explore.


  1. Girl, we are going to ROCK the plains next year!!!!

    I can't wait for the adventure!!!! :D

    But like you, I keep seeing Peg and Mel's posts and thinking.... Sigh.... I could've been there!!

    But next year.... :)

  2. We will totally ROCK the plains!!!! I can't wait! Next year and hey, this year... the Hunter!! AWESOME!

  3. I couldn't find a way to contact you, so I apologize in advance. How did you add the current SPC Outlook to your sidebar? Also, how did you add the SPC loop to the bottom of the page? thanks in advance!


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