Photos by Jon
I won't mention the boring details. It's a herniated disc compounded by several spinal fractures that never healed properly. I keep re-injuring old injuries. Over and over and over.....
I finally gritted my teeth, tried to get some much-needed rest, and said "The hell with everything." (I was MUCH more graphic than that, but I'm giving you the Disney version).
Yesterday I was finally able to stand on my feet and walk - not without difficulty, and not without the help of a makeshift cane and some frighteningly out-dated aspirin.
I don't like to complain. I'm not a sissy. Whining and bitching is extremely unbecoming. I clumsily plod onward- - between frequent curses and sheer determination - knowing that if I ever drop dead out here, no one would find my body for a dozen years. At least.
But no need to worry, boys and girls. I'm here to talk about stormy weather. Several severe storms swept through the Tennessee boonies late yesterday afternoon and early evening.
Despite being crippled and unrelentingly despondent, I grabbed my El Cheapo camera and hobbled outside to document the excitement.
The following photos were taken by me on Wednesday (which, I'm assuming, was yesterday).
Actually, the day began beautifully and the sun made a rare morning appearance.
A few of the trees are blossoming, but the wildly fluctuating temperatures haven't been helpful. It's 80 degrees one day and 40 the next. More frost is predicted tomorrow night.
By late afternoon we were under a Tornado Watch and clouds were gathering (this is the view from the front porch).
There was a tornadic storm to the west and it got extremely dark. Soon the first storm arrived with a torrential downpour and fierce winds.
The first storm ended with an eerie glimpse of sun rays.
I hobbled out the back door and climbed up the steep embankment at the edge of the forest to take these pics. There was lots of lightning.
Overlooking my house.
I just deleted a few photos because there were too many.