It's Tornado Season in Oklahoma and a Few Other Tidbits

Spring in Oklahoma means tornadoes. Yesterday 37 tornadoes were spotted across Oklahoma and parts of southern Kansas. In Norman, which is about 45 minutes away, there was lots of destruction. Vehicles and mobile homes were tossed and flipped, there was baseball sized hail. There have been five reported fatalaties related to yesterday's tornadoes, and at least 58 other reported injuries.

By now you've probably seen the video of the multi-vortex beast near Wakita. It looks like some evil hydra, writhing in the sky. 

And, a tornado touched down and left a swathe of destruction just east of Marlow in Bray, ripping off roofs, overturning vehicles. We're about 15 minutes from Marlow, and Bray is a little further east.

Our hearts go out to those affected by yesterdays onslaught. Tonight we're under another tornado watch, and the rest of the week doesn't look much better.

I did, however, get out and around the farm to snap a few pictures of the lavender growth...


















And the roses...













































And the coreposis...


















And the blue-eyed grass...














And the yucca's...


















And the field peas, which I think look like little orchids...



























And made some delicious blackberry syrup. I put about four tablespoons in a glass of Pelegrino. Soooo good!


















I got this handsome guy for Mother's Day.














I'm in love. He has that smirky sort of look I like, and I'm sure he's getting ready to let loose with something witty and clever. While I think his head would be lovely filled with dried lavender, he will be getting succulents instead. He does, however, need a name. Any ideas? I was thinking Sebastian perhaps....


Hope you're safe and sound, wherever you are.

Cathy

Comments

Visiting from Brit Gal' in the USA...I LOVE lavendar and am enjoying the pictures. I can almost smell the lavendar through my computer.
CL Field said…
Hi Jill, Thanks for stopping by. Since you love lavender you'll really love the pics when it starts to bloom! I'm only sorry I don't have "smellavision!"
Texasholly said…
Great pics. I had never thought of adding syrup to pelegrino to which I am already addicted to...that would be great.
CL Field said…
It really is, and opens up a whole host of fun flavors!

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