Saturday, June 13, 2009

Images From the Storm and Pink Petals

Dallas Arboretum Hydrangeas
Oil on Canvas

This is a common sight throughout Flower Mound today - broken trees and downed fences. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the storm, but weather folks think that at least a few tornadoes touched down in our neighborhood.

The storm blew in really quickly, we had about five minutes from the time the tornado sirens went off to the moment the tornadoes touched down. The weather guys were most worried about the little "horns" pointing out from the storm clouds, especially on the leading edge. This is where the tornadoes form.

Thanks to everyone who sent good thoughts our way. The piggypugs and I are doing really well and Carlos was at work that night in Irving. He and his coworkers stood and watched the wall of clouds over Flower Mound descend to ground level and then begin turning in a giant rotation. I yelled at him for standing by the windows in the storm, but I probably would have wanted to see that, too!


Manon said...

Thank goodness no one was hurt! Tornado season always scares me...... yours was a little to close for comfort!
Love the new painting Nancy!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Nancy,

Beautiful painting!!! I'm very glad you and the little puglets were not hurt. That is some freightening stuff. Stay safe and keep up the beautiful work.


A New England Life said...

Was that your tree Nancy? It was such a lovely one too. What are you doing out there in that weather taking pictures anyway? *rolling eyes*

I'm loving the hydrangeas!


Kay Wyne said...

I see you were hit by the stom....our neighbor hood is a wreck...trees down, lines down, some streets don't have power YET. John and I spent all morning cleaning up the yard. Then I took off and went to the studio!! Thanks for your kind comments about my painting.

Jean Levert Hood said...

How frightening that must have been, Nancy!! Thank God all was well in the end!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so thankful that all of you are okay and no one hurt. How very scary.
Mighty mean looking clouds.
Your painting is most gorgeous!

James Parker said...

Wow, Nancy. No kidding, scary. I saw bits and pieces of the storm warnings on yahoo and wuz worried about y'all. Some strange bad weather happenings lately...Burnet almost got wiped out night before last. Me and Pokey and TB are so glad you and the pugs are OK. Stay that way. said...

Thank goodness, you, Carlos, those adorable puglets are all safe. Wow, I can't complain about Long Island weather, we got rain, but that was all. Take care and keep those beautiful paintings coming.

Donna said...

Oooo, that's scary. Glad to hear you and the puglets are ok.

Love the new painting!


L.Holm said...

Glad you're all ok. sounds scarey.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Thank God for those sirens! So glad you got your little ones to safety! I wish Carlos had a camera with him - I'm fascinated by clouds. I didn't know you guys had luck with Hydrangeas in Texas - I thought they were a coastal thing! Beautiful!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my goodness nancy!
how scary! i am so glad all of you are safe and sound.

i love your painting! the 12 x 24 canvases are so perfect for your work!

James Parker said...

Oh, and already have 6 votes. It sure will be nice having you as President of Texas. Can I have a free Parks Pass?

José Carrilho (Go Detail) said...


One can feel the sunlight bathing those hydrangeas.



Becky Brocato said...

Yikes! Scary storm! So glad you are safe and sound. And I love the Hydrangea painting!
Becky Brocato

Unknown said...

I am feeling pretty happy that tornadoes don't seem to visit the desert. Tornadoes make the hair on my neck prickle! Glad you and the puggies are safe and sound.

I love your new paintings!!!

Angela Elledge said...

Nancy, I love this painting and I'm wild about 2:1 formats, awesome!

The storms last week were amazing, our chimney cap popped off, but for the most part we were very lucky. The next day I had to drive in that horrible rain, I could not see anything ahead of me on Central, then off of Woodall Rogers I was hit with rising water that I had to drive through, then there were so many major street closures and downed trees. If I did not have to go to school that day, I would have stayed home where I belonged!!!! So glad ya'll are ok. Take care.