Sunday, April 17, 2011

Twisters

My 4 1/2 year old grandson and my daughter made this picture for his preschool homework.  It had to be about weather.  He wanted a tornado (or twister as he likes to call them), house, cow, train and dirt in his picture.  This is the final project.

Little did they know that the next day ~ we would have severe weather in our area with tornado's.   Around 62 tornado's in 15 counties in 5 hours. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those effected by this devastation!

39 comments:

Brian Miller said...

wow...we were under warnings all day yesterday...and flooding...craziness...i too hope all are well...

5thsister said...

we had a very short and intense storm (with sideways rain) as the system came through then quickly headed in your direction. are you all okay?

Sharon said...

We were in the basement for a good two hours...fearing that we would get hit with a tornado (at least I was fearful, everyone else pacified me!) Raleigh, NC got hit pretty bad, unfortunately as did many other areas. Glad you are safe!

Ms.Wasteland said...

Tornadoes are so scary. I'm glad you are ok.

Gigi said...

The weather here was pretty wicked but no tornadoes; although I did hear the warnings for a lot of surrounding counties.

Jeanie said...

I grew up in Oklahoma so I have seen the damage tornados can do too many times. It sounds like your part of the country saw the worst of it yesterday.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Bryson's preschool project is fabulous! Our kids call them twisters, too, because the farmhand in Wizard of Oz shouts "It's a twistah!" Yesterday's batch was pretty horrific.

Mellodee said...

The variety of ways that Mother Earth shows her power is astouning. Twisters are among the most terrifying. Hope that all is well with your family!!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

love the art! very inventative!!

glad you guys are all ok! I get so scared when the talk of twisters comes up with storms! There is no safe place in my house! Every room has windows!

Ann said...

I've been reading about all the severe weather going on. Rather scary

Big a said...

great picture! but oh no about the reality!

i hope all is ok

Maggie said...

Cool picture! Sorry to hear about the tornadoes. Seems the world is getting a real beating lately! Hope everything is ok where you are!

The Church Lady said...

Wow! We were affected here in PA as well. Within 3 days, there were 241 reported tornadoes from that storm from several states!! Hope you all survived the storm.

BTW, great art work!

Retired English Teacher said...

I am sorry to hear that you are so close to this area where there are so many tornadoes. Stay safe.

That corgi :) said...

That was a great imagination of your Grandson with the picture and I think it came out great; so sorry though that you and other parts ot the country were affected with such weather like this!!

betty

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

It's too scary. Stay safe.
xoRobyn

Danica said...

Stay safe. We had heard about the twisters here in Ohio. Thoughts and prayers to those affected.

Donna B said...

Amen...been watching the news...this year isn't even half way through, and it is turning out to be very devastating weather so far...

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow, looks like an abstract one!
all i can say is they are truly gifted!

have a great day!

betty xx

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i do hope all are well.
sorry to hear about the bad weather.

Marla said...

He did a great job. I am so glad you are ok.

Chris H said...

That is an awesome picture.
And how lucky you were not affected by the bad weather and twisters.

Jenny said...

Great picture! Glad you all are safe!

jules said...

Now that is pretty creative...

Gramma 2 Many said...

Love the picture. Did he have a premonition? I am terrified of tornado's. Truly, I would rather ride an earthquake any day.
My nephews home was damaged. Thankfully not seriously, but never the less it was hit. He is in Washington DC recovering from losing his leg by an IED in Afghansistan.

Attila The Mom said...

Very creative! All of you on that side of the country are in my prayers. Stay safe!

Shopgirl said...

Gosh what a crazy coincidence?! The picture is very cool, reminiscent of those famous pictures that look like children's paintings.

I hope everyone is OK, prayers!

Cinner said...

I think the picture is wonderful, but awfully scary for everyone. hope all are safe too. have a happy easter weekend. hugs to you.

grammy said...

What a great picture (o:
Yes, there has been crazy weather out there...hope you stay safe.

Ca88andra said...

My first thought was don't let your grandson make any pictures of natural disasters again!!! Hope you are safe.

Unknown Mami said...

The picture looks great, but I'm sorry that the weather was severe. Scary stuff. Stay safe.

Missy said...

Love the pic! I am tired of the BAD weather!!! One more storm will completely so me in!

dana said...

With a tree in my living room, and four more days of tornadoes AND the highway to my Indiana home closed due to being under water....I hesitate to even imagine what is happening to the midwest.

Not So Simply Single said...

Sweet...

How are you Gayle?

Miss you in blogville...

Trooper Thorn said...

And they are still wreaking havoc!

Matty said...

It looks like a scene from The Wizard of Oz. And those twisters are still wreaking havoc. It's awful.

Sandra said...

So the boy can predict the weather...that's handy!...ok, not funny, but really, it's eery isn't it, that the day after his pic, the tornados began. Tell him to draw blue skies and sunshine!

Healthier And Wealthier said...

Reminded me of Wizard of Oz too. Realy good but eerie. We had some real devastation around here too. Heartbreaking.
Sandra

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That is so scary! I don't live in an area that has twisters and I am so impressed that you are able to weather that storm! You are brave.