At the border, entering the "country" of Transnistria. Photo taken December 8, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...

No, this isn't the beginning of a ghost story. It really was a dark and stormy night!

We actually had a tornado warning in the area yesterday. We didn't see one, but the conditions sure looked like there could have been one.

Wednesday is the day that we go in to the big city of Swift Current to do our grocery shopping. We try and leave around noon, and we're back between 4:00pm and 5:00pm. It's about a 45 minute drive each way.

The Saskatchewan Prairies near Cabri regional Park. 

The little blue car!

There's a reason Saskatchewan is called "Land of the living skies"!

When we were coming back, the sky in the distance was black. I should have stopped and got a picture of it. But that storm missed us and the sky had cleared up quite a bit by the time we arrived back at the campground.

But the next storm didn't miss us!

Around 8:00pm, we started hearing thunder in the distance and I went outside to look at the sky.

Yikes!



Sure enough, about a half an hour later it poured with rain. And windy, with lots of lightning! The rain stopped, but the lightning continued for about an hour. We've never seen so much lightning. It was flashing two or three almost every second. Just like a strobe light was going off outside.

The rain had stopped so I went down to the beach and tried to get a picture of the lightning. I took about 30 one second exposures, but I didn't have a tripod so this was the best I could do...

A little fuzzy, but you get the idea!

Things are still a little wet outside this morning so it must have rained again overnight. Calling for a nice day though....hope you enjoy yours!


22 comments:

  1. Sure glad to hear the worst of the storm missed you. But all that lightning would have had both of our girls under the covers and probably me with them.

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    1. We are glad that the worst missed us too. If we still had Whiskey she would have been trying to find somewhere to hide too! She didn't like thunder or fireworks.

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  2. Gorgeous photos of bad weather. I've not had very much experience with tornado warnings or tornados; it's very frightening to me. Glad nothing untoward came of your storm yesterday.

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    1. We haven't either Mary-Pat and where we are you can't really see if one is coming your way or not. I wasn't sure if we would blow away or if a tree would land on us, but thankfully nothing bad happened and watching the storm was pretty cool.

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  3. Crikey! It can get nasty out there. Cool pics.

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    1. Apparently we have been told, that because we are down low we will miss the worst of the storms that come through the area.

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  4. Your photos of the prairies always make me feel as if I've come "home". I love the wide open spaces and "land of the living skies" really does express the beauty of Saskatchewan so well. (Thank you.) Glad you and Ruth survived the dark and stormy night. They're a rush aren't they?! :)

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    1. Thank you Dianne, we are glad you are enjoying our pictures, We have to admit though, we found the sky more impressive when we were at Sturgeon Lake last summer.

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  5. Yep, we avoided a flood warning, thunderstorm and snow but we ended up spending the night in -0 temps with rain. Cozy inside but didn't get to do enough outdoors stuff. Heading on to see Derek and Teresa and the sun is supposed to come out.

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    1. Yikes, that's just a little chilly! Glad you were cozy inside. Say hi to Derek and Teresa for us. Hope you get better weather so that you can enjoy the beautiful sights of British Columbia.

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  6. Wow great skies. Beautiful pictures. Severe storms can be very scary. Glad that one missed you.

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    1. Thank you Sherry, the skies here can be pretty cool!

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  7. You got some fantastic shots! i can almost feel the electricity in the air and raising the hairs on my arms!

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    1. Thanks Karen! We weren't sure to be scared or to be in awe!

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  8. Whoa! Hope those bad storms don't blow your big tractor away! :c)

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    1. No worries, Kevin had the tractor anchored down really well! ;-)

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  9. You Guys will probably experience a few more "stormy nights" Just a prairie thing!!
    Stay safe.

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    1. I am sure that we will. We have been told because we are lower down from the main prairie land we should be more protected from the REAL bad storms. I guess we will find out.

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  10. Rain is one thing, but storms with lightning, hail and tornadoes are the pits.

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    1. We don't mind thunder storms it is the hail and tornadoes that we could do without.

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