A Change Of View

I needed a little change of view for a week. It’s been restorative.


 

A Little Excitement Here Today: Grab Toto

So this tornado was visible from here, but it was a good 15 miles away, so we were fine.

 

Look how it just stalled over the area:

There have been bigger tornadoes here (including just a couple miles from my house), but this one took everyone by surprise – it’s a landspout – my understanding is it started from the ground up and there was absolutely no warning and it just kept growing and it was soooo slow, I swear it sat in one spot for 5 or so minutes.

landspout is a tornado with a narrow, rope-like condensation funnel that forms while the thunderstorm cloud is still growing and there is no rotating updraft – the spinning motion originates near the ground. Waterspouts are similar to landspouts, except they occur over water.

Damage assessments are ongoing – sounds like livestock and outbuildings so far.


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It’s a Dog’s Life

These two:

This is rare for her – she doesn’t usually snuggle with a stuffie, that’s a Bixby thing.

Not sure what wore them out today, unless it was watching me mow the lawn.


 

Big-A$$ Hawk

I walked outside and startled a huge hawk that was sitting on the roof, watching the ducks. When it flew off, the duckteens completely freaked out. Took a while before Nora stopped yelling.


 

Happy Memorial Day

Been too cold, so my red poppies are late to bloom this year. Last year’s will have to do to honor Memorial Day.

It’s a soaker (again) here today.


 

Grilling Menu: Stuffed Jalapeno-Cheddar Burgers and Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

Made these tonight, always a great way to grill a burger.

Stuffed Burger Uncut Snap

I make these all the time because they really are easy and a great way to have a cheeseburger without losing half the cheese to the grill. And the sweet potato cajun fries are the perfect sweet, spicy combo.  Grill some peaches, pears or plums and dinner is done. Enjoy.

On the board tonight:

  1. Jalapeno-Cheddar Stuffed Burgers
  2. Kaiser Rolls
  3. Cajun Sweet Potato Fries
  4. Grilled Sweet Corn  (pull husks back, clean off silk, wash, pull husks up & grill-yum!)
  5. Plums

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