Monday 6 August 2012

Lightning Strikes And Chippy Paint

As diverse as a lightning strike and old paint my seem, you know I believe All Things Are Connected! Sorry, I just couldn't resist that.  te he he

Here's the connection.  Farm Girl is at the point in the summer holidays, when she'd like a little help with amusing the kids.  ~

She didn't have to go to the extreme of being hit by lightning!  She was standing, under cover on her front porch, watching a storm roll in.  Lightning hit the neighbours driveway, travelled across her paddock and into her aluminum siding.  Farm Girl was leaning against the siding.  Now, that's making a connection!  

She said it felt like a red, hot knife travelled up through her body and was excruciatingly painful.  She's fine, but had some mighty sore muscles the next day. What are the odds of your teenage son standing in the back porch filming the same lightning bolt that hits his mom on the front porch?  Uh huh.  That's what happened.  She has a very interesting souvenir of a pretty rare experience!

Okay, I'm coming to help with the kids!

While I was there, I took tons of photos of chippy paint, rusty metal and cracking plaster.  You know, the stuff we love in Blogland.

They are all trapped inside my camera and refuse to be downloaded by any means!

Surely, Farm Girl wouldn't go to the extreme of tampering with my camera to get me to go back.  Or, would she?  Hmmm - six kids and a month into vacation.

I do have a couple of great shots to show you.  They are everything that is wonderful about farm resourcefulness, thrift and honest wear! ~

This is Canada and one thing we have a lot of is hockey sticks!  I love the tape on the sticks, the worn wood, peeling paint on the tin, cement patches and stone.

Next time honey, just call and ask for some help.  Seriously, just call.  It's way easier on your mom's nerves!


  1. First of all farm girl must be your daughter right?
    She's your double - second of all that is one scary story Maureen - can't believe it!!!
    So glad Farm Girl is OK -

  2. Im glad the girls are ok and if I dont die, I'd love to have a similar experience. And yes, I can eat that window. Its just too good... imagine a window box with trailing flowers with it! Dream come true.

  3. Love that window! How utterly frightening about the lightning! (Hey, I made a rhyme!) I'm glad everyone is OK!

  4. Glad she's ok. Love how you told the tale.

  5. Sooooo lucky! Not too many people live to tell the tale after experiencing a strike by lightening. I am so glad she is okay. And yes, I would have thought that was a pic of you with your children a few years ago. Have a great Monday! :)

  6. so so's all connected!

  7. Oh my goodness, what a story. I am thankful she was not hurt badly and you are so cute with your nicknames. I am having trouble with my photos in my pc. They are in there but I cannot get them to go into folders. I had to change my editing program which is a pain. Could you take your sim card to a camera store for help?

  8. Oh MY! What a terror.

    The hockey sticks are charming.

  9. How very scary. Someone was definitely looking over her that day. Im sooo very glad to hear that sore muscles were the only after-effect.

    Lovin the hockey sticks over the window. What a neat idea. Bet they weren't even meant to be decorative, but THEY ARE. 8-)

  10. Oh goodness, so glad your daughter is OK! Glad you came to the rescue to help with the bored kids, here in Florida the kids start back to school tomorrow if she would like to ship them down!


  11. What! that is terrible, I'm glad she's okay. That is a pretty drastic way to send up and sos lol.

  12. Scary, glad she is okay. xo

  13. Love the hockey sticks! That could be cool with other sports things, too!

    The lightening strike sounds scary. I'm glad she is okay! That must have scared you!

  14. Oh my...glad she is okay...what a scare that must have been. Thanks for coming by:)


  15. Wow Maureen, so scary - I'm glad she's ok !

  16. I like that window. I am glad she is OK. The lightening strike sounds scary.

    - Herman Swan