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Hail Fire! What a storm that was! More Thunder over Louisville…the real thing!

Today’s postcard from Kentucky…
More Thunder over Louisville…
Since moving here in December I have seen some crazy weather! The ‘severe’ storms they talk about on the news…are just that! SEVERE!

It is interesting how they arrive in a fury and all of a sudden! The thunder is incredible! I have heard the expression, many times, ‘sounds like God is bowling’, referring to thunder. Well…it sounds like somebody IS bowling on your ROOFTOP! It is wild!

Take a look at the damage from the latest storm!

Basketball, deflated by a hail stone!
Check out the size of the hail stone!
Have you ever seen anything like it?
Me either…it wasn’t that big!
This photo is quite funny…because it appears that the hail stone is almost the size of the basketball…not so. A hail stone dropped in front of the lens as I was taking a picture of the basketball…which really was deflated by the hail. Pretty neat picture!
Here is the actual size of the hail…
Hail stones…hit the deck!
I would say the hail stones were ping pong ball size!
This picture is a bit out of focus…but you can see how big the hail is in Poppy’s hand!
The weather here changes so often but you can count on some of these storms weekly.
They do have a saying here…”If you don’t like the weather…come back tomorrow!”
I am so intrigued with the clouds!
I have never seen clouds move so quickly. Sometimes they rush through like a freight train…sometimes bringing a tornado or a severe storm wtih them. And other times…they are massive puffs of white, peaceful, calm, still moving swiftly. They are pretty awesome!
The day after (as in…come back tomorrow)…
Clouds at Dawn
Peaceful…for now.
A bird…and clouds at dawn.
There is actually rain coming from these clouds off in the distance.
And, at the end of the day (as they say) all is well if I make something sweet for Poppy’s lunch box!
Come rain or shine…there is always a treat at our house!
To be inspired by all that is around me…
I should have made snow cones but I no longer have the Snoopy Snow Cone Maker that
my kids had.
I should have made cotton candy (don’t know how I would do that).
I guess we’ll just settle for…

Scotcheroos….inspired by Debaroo (my Sister)
My sister loves these. The first time I had one…she made them.
Easy to make…here’s the recipe:
(Recipe from Kellogg’s)
Chocolate Scotcheroos
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
1 package (6 oz., 1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup butterscotch chips
Place corn syrup and sugar into a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Mix well.
Add cereal and stir until well coated. Press into a 13 x 9 inch pan that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.
Melt chocolate and butterscotch morsels/chips in a small saucepan, over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. (Note….does not work well in microwave).
Spread melted mixture evenly over the top of the cereal mixture.
Let stand until firm…cut into squares…enjoy!
Wishing you …
enough rain to make you smile,
and some goodies for your lunch box!
Wish you were here!
May your day be blessed simply…and simply blessed!
Mom ‘N Poppy

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