Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hair Raising

I remember a trip my family took when I was a little girl. We drove to the Grand Canyon, my brother and I fighting the whole way I'm sure. I love him now (hopefully it's mutual) but back then we would sure get into it. I'll have to tell some stories sometime! Well, for traveling my big brother would stack books and whatever he could get his hands on to make a WALL. He put that wall right between us so I couldn't bug him. Hey, I was his little sister and I looked up to him. Ugh, that wall was like the Great Wall of China, The Berlin Wall. Okay, so it wasn't like either of those things at all, but it did serve it's purpose.



Okay, a little off track there. The Grand Canyon. Yes, that's where I was, the Grand Canyon. We were at the Grand Canyon and we were walking along a rim of some sorts. My cyclops dad says he wants to take my picture with my mom. Oh, my dad's not really a cyclops, we just think he is because you can only see one eye due to the fact that the other is firmly placed behind the lens of a camera - Okay, so that trait seems to be genetic. Continuing on.... My mom and I go out onto this ledge to have our picture taken. Oh, by the way, there is a MAJOR lightning storm in the area. We walk out to the edge and the cyclops, uh, I mean my dad is getting ready to take our picture. My mom is saying "hurry, please hurry dear". I don't know it was a long time ago, it might have been a bit different. All of the sudden my mom looks down at her arms and all the hair on her arms are standing STRAIGHT UP! I look at her and her hair starts standing straight up! She grits her teeth through her smile and says something about hurrying with the picture, but..........



Oh, we were fine. He got the picture taken but is sure was hair raising!



Yesterday afternoon I spent some time snapping pictures of a storm that rolled through. I didn't dare go outside so I propped the door open and stood in the door way. Yeah, as if that was going to keep me safe. Enjoy the pics.

11 comments:

Carl said...

Great pictures! Reminds me of the night I was stranded on the top of a hill in a 2200 gallon water tender during a dry lightening storm.

Wrena said...

Holy Cow! Love the Pix!!!
We have been getting tons of wind they must be landing at your place. I must say they are blowing in as fast as they going out. They are so un-directed!! and un-detected!! I am serious we are not sending them!! But then thankful they are not landing here either. Smoke is rolling in from other fires. We don't need our own!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great story! One little problem though - it was Kings Canyon in California. As soon as I saw the hair standing up I ushered you off the rock and into a sheltered area. I actually don't remember if I took a picture or not.

Cy

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me with your great photography! Those are powerful shots (no pun intended!). I love watching summer storms....from a SAFE AND DISTANT location. I remember all too well standing on the ledge with our hair halos! That was a little too close for comfort. Mom

Island Girls said...

Great Pictures. There is nothing better than a good thunder and lightning storm. Thanks for sharing!

Working Mom said...

NO FAIR!!! i tried to get some lightning pics last weekend. put my camera on continous shoot and got 374 that all looked the same, but none with lightning!!! LOL

you've got some cute kids!

thanks for stopping by my blog today....the hubby says we'll "talk about the dog when he gets home" lol

Amy Lindstrom said...

THAT is CRAZY! I don't blame you for not going outside!

Thanks for swinging by my blog!

I don't know Ben & Danny Christensen. Are they from around here? I don't get out enough with my twins, maybe that will change this fall when they start preschool! WOOHOO!!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the stop by earlier. I wish I had that view from my front door. All I can see is my neighbors front door!!!

Anonymous said...

Carin I can`t beleive you ! Forget the Picture thing and get under the bed! You`ve got three kids to raise for Heavens sake!!! I`m so thankful you lived through it....Got a big kick out of the sibling rivalry story I would have to say I think [knowing you] HE STARTED IT Love you cb

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

First of all...thanks for popping over from PW! Nice to "meet" you! I have "met" some really cool bloggers thru PW. :)

Secondly, love your blog. And your little punks pic on the side? I'd like to blow it up and use it for a screen safer!! He is freakin' adorable!!

I'll be back for sure!

Hallie :)

Kiera said...

awesome lightning shots!!