Sometimes we’ll go an entire spring season without any storms to speak of. This is not one of those years; between where we stopped for this shot and our house (80 miles) we:
- saw this storm
- skirted a storm that had a tornado
- pulled off the road to let storm ahead of us move out of the way
- saw power poles just a block from our house leaning over from wind
- made it home just minutes before yet another storm hit
It was one of very few times in my life when the weather has frightened me.
near Clairemont, Texas
Those clouds seemed nicely fluffy and white and photogenic when I stopped to get them posing behind a stone lion. Later that night, however, in a town 120 miles away, hailstones were so large they crashed through roofs AND ceilings and landed on the floor. And in another direction, about the same distance, a tornado caused damage in a small town. I don’t think the lion knew what was going to happen, but I guess you never know with stone lions, do you?