Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Time for "Outdoor Wednesday" hosted by Susan @ http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Monday I did a post on the storms that rolled thru the area late Friday afternoon/early evening. These are a couple photos I took of the sky - The calm after the storm. To the right of the rainbow, there is a faint hint of a double rainbow. By the time I got my camera most of it had disappeared.

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Few minutes later -

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Why no pictures of the storm you ask? I was in the bathroom, listening the the sirens going off and saying a prayer!! Still a lot of people without power today. If you have not already, stop over to visit Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer to see what she and the other participants have to share on Outdoor Wednesday.
Sat down the other day and brought my "to do" list up to date and got it organized (kinda sorta). You know -" important stuff", "I really need to tend to stuff", "outdoor stuff" "things I want to do stuff", etc., etc. I had good intentions of getting some of those things done this week. So far let me see ----I did get one of the birdcages ( bought in April) hung in the courtyard, and the other one got a fresh coat of paint (as you can tell - important things :-)). I had good intentions of getting a lot done today - Yep! I sure did (insert rolling eyes here). I left with my "I need list" and the first stop would be that dreaded trip to WM. Well what can I say - I never made it, instead I went by to visit a bead shop, and then there is HL right across the street. Can't be that close and not go in - right? 45 mins. later (with my bank account still in tact), I decided it was way past my lunch time, so stopped by a local pizza place - food cooked when ordered - none of that fast food stuff. :-) 30 mins. later back home loving every bit of that "stuff" I should not be eating - Oh, but so good! Ok - so I never made it to WM or HD, but I did visit a friend, drooled over lots at HL I wanted (but was good and did not buy), my tastebuds are happy because of what I ate, and my tummy is happy because I decided to eat something after being up over 6 hrs. and only fuled with half cup of coffee. You do what you gotta do - right?

Hope you are having a great week!
Glenda (The Procrastinator) :-)

38 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

The rainbow is just beautiful! Sounds like you had a good day to me. We all wake up with good intentions but some how plans always change. :-) Hope you have a good rest of the week!

susan said...

Glenda--It sounds as if you may be in Memphis! We had the same weather!! I did see a rainbow too! The weather cleared just long enough for our daughter's wedding on Sat. evening. Our OUTDOOR reception was saved. We had generators for the reception and the bride never even knew!

ellen b said...

Oh those photos are something. The second one is so eerie! I'm glad you are fine and the storms have subsided...or at least I hope they have..

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful rainbow. These storms are buggers aren't they. Glad you are safe. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics.

Christi

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Glenda,
Your pictures are stunning, especially the rainbow, always love seeing them. Your day sounds like my kinda day, just loved it. Thanks for sharing.
Sue

Mary said...

Your photos, particularly that of the rainbow, are spectacular. Thanks for sharing the with us.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are beautiful photos, Glenda. I don't blame you one bit for taking shelter!!

Mama said...

Really wonderful photos, love rainbows, glad you are safe, that sounds pretty scary. happy summer days, Kathy.

Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful, glad you got the photos and glad you did not risk getting blowed away by takeing photos during the worse part of the storm! Happy OW!

Jadehollow said...

Both beautiful an scary! I don't blame you.. I woulda been in hiding too. Glad you're safe and weathered the storm well.
Hugs,
Debbie

Kathleen said...

Sounds like a great day to me! Visits with friends are important..so is Pizza!
Beautiful rainbow...and thanks for visiting me too!

Still Learning said...

Your photos are wonderful. I love a good rainbow. I can't remember the last time I saw one. Hmmm.
I'm in GA and boy did we have some awful storms roll in from Tennessee a few days ago. Scary isn't it? Glad all of you are okay.

Jennifer

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Glenda! I am glad you were hiding in the bathroom! Please don't do anything dangerous to get a picture! I need to make my list of to do...for outside... at least you have a list started! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

The Green Pea said...

Glenda, glad the storm has passed. The photos are lovely. Sandi

Really Rainey said...

Hi Glenda~
Your post was great! And its good luck to catch a rainbow! What a great photo! Stay safe, always, or else ow are you going to get that "to do" list done?
Have a great rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

Kim said...

Spoken like a true procrastinator. And I should know as I am the queen. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. This was my first attempt at a mosaic. I have my photos on Picasa & they have a mosaic (they call it collage) maker. So it was easy peasy.
Kim

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love rainbow. and your photos are lovely.

Happy OW & have a great day

Cindy said...

Those are some eerry photos, they really take you there! Cindy

Yira said...

Great photos. Your day sounds a lot like mine. I got up with great intentions to tackle many things and for some reason kept getting distracted. At one point I spent about 20 minutes fiddling with my radio because I wanted a station that was not coming in clear--that was exhausting and reason for a brake. LOL!! Oh well, the stuff we all NEED to do will always be there - so enjoy life.

Liz said...

A lovely rainbow to be sure! :)
~Liz

Betzie said...

Hi Glenda,
I procrastinate too, especially when it comes to cleaning...ugh.
Great rainbow!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Glenda, that rainbow is amazing. Wow, what is up with these storms? We had a terrible one last night.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

grannyann said...

Sounds like you had a pretty good day.

Love Bears All Things said...

Honey Bear sent me a news clipping of the storm that hit Memphis & Bartlett, TN. He was on his way home at the time. He said it chased him all the way. By the time it got here, it had lost some of its strength.
Your day sounds like mine. I go to bed at night planning all the "stuff" I want to get done the next day and as usual here I sit. I do have to make today count. Maybe visiting with all of you bloggers is productive. It sure makes me happy.
Mama Bear

stefanie said...

beautiful photos, happy outdoor wednseday.

the Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The rainbow is such a pretty picture! We have a basement and that's where we go when the sirens sound - always a terrifying time. We'r supposed to have severe storms today and I believe it as it was incredibly hot and humid at 8am when I went outside to have coffee!

Manuela

g.suzie said...

Oh, great post, I can feel your pain, lately I'm always gonna get so much done(tomorrow)! At least you sat down and made a list. . .Have a great day. . .today!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Love the rainbow picture!

I can so identify with you about intending to get lots done! Where is the time flying!!!! I have been afraid to even make a list as it might keep me from doing anything!(Where do I start when I look at that list that reaches the floor!

CailinMarie said...

I love the rainbows!! The storms seem to be especially vicious in many areas this summer. Wonder what is going on! I love your story about lists. Sounds a bit like me :-)

Terry said...

Thank you for telling me about photobucket - I have a picture on my header now! You are so smart!! :)

Laura said...

I would pick pizza over a to do list any day of the week.

Good choice-

Laura
the procastinator II

Regina said...

Beautiful shots. Nice post.

~~Rhonda said...

We've had some of those storms here, too. But haven't caught a rainbow yet. Lovely photos! ~~Rhonda

Suzy said...

There's nothing like a rainbow! Too bad it was followed by a scary storm. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments.

xinex said...

Amazing photographs!...Christine

mel said...

Glad you made it through the storms and had a pretty rainbow afterwards to take a picture of. Sometimes procrastintion is exactly what you need. :)

hip chick said...

I'm glad that everything worked out O.K.

sunnymama said...

What a beautiful rainbow! Lovely outdoor wednesday post and pictures :)