Willy-Nilly Friday 5 No. 74

Willy-Nilly Friday 5

1. I realized I’ve not shared photos taken at the quilt show. This little quilt was made from printed panels. I fell for all those pretty birds. It was hanging in one of the vendor’s booths, so I didn’t get a nice, straight angle on it. 

2. This was from a needle-felting kit I considered buying. When I found out I had to needle-felt my own dragonflies, I hesitated, considering I’ve not done that before. I did buy some needle-felting supplies at a previous show, so I need to practice a bit lot. 

3. I experimented with a gluten-free recipe for pizzelles. Anyone want a pizzelle grill? Just kidding. I cleaned it.

4. Then I got the idea to make the batter into cookies and bake them. The first batch stuck to the baking sheet, so I used parchment paper for subsequent pans. The final one (not because I was out of batter, but out of patience) ended up like this when the parchment slid off the tray. The grandkids liked the cookies that did turn out OK. I think I’ll stick to bird photography, and maybe try my hand at needle felting; and leave the baking to Julie! (Check out her White Chocolate Irish Cream cupcakes!)

5. Here’s a sunset photo taken at our Town Center recently.

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Wednesday’s Storm Sept. 28, 2011

I picked a great day to run errands! When I left around 3:00 p.m., there was a chance of showers, and a possible thunderstorm. I checked the local radar and we seemed to be in the clear–of the initial wave. After my first stop, I noticed dark clouds moving in; and being a block away from a parking garage, I drove there to take pictures. 

Contrast of sky from left of building to right of building. (next two below)



The above picture was taken on the boulevard, a block east of the previous picture.

I picked up a prescription, then did some grocery shopping, and headed home. There was thunder and lightning in the vicinity, but no rain (or hail) as of yet. That didn’t last long! Visibility went from this:

To this:

The rain was coming so hard and fast (close to 5″ in 45 minutes) the streets were flooding. In 33 years, the street in front of our house has never flooded. I could see cars stalled in the road when I neared our block, so I made a U-turn and headed back the way I came. Side streets were flooded, so I pulled into a parking lot that wasn’t under water and waited. When the rain eased, I turned the car around, and saw this:

I still couldn’t get home, so I drove to a fast-food restaurant and waited for hubby to arrive. That’s where I saw this sunset:

When we finally made it home around 9:00 p.m., there were a couple of cars in our driveway that had been pushed off the road, waiting for tow trucks. On the other side of the street were three more stalled cars. The street was abuzz with neighbors, telling of trash cans floating down the street, rivers of water running from the backyards toward the street, and it being above-the-knee deep in the middle of the road.  

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
   and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you…Isaiah 43:2a