Killer storms are just a fact of life where I live. I drove home from work through this one, and was three minutes ahead of it when it touched down in Harrah, Oklahoma on its way to Tecumseh, where it killed five people.
When I got home, the first thing I did was turn on the television so I could see the radar and news updates. When I saw the devastation and realized how close it was to where I had just come from, I definitely said a big prayer of thanks to the Creator of the Universe. Then I went out and took pictures of the sky.
In this photo, the tornado is actually on the ground about 15 miles away. At that distance, you can't see the funnel, just the bruised color of the sky. I have no word to describe the emotion I felt when I realized later that five people had died while I was outside taking pictures of the storm that killed them.
I wanted to keep the theme sort of dark - my way of mourning those five lives, but I also knew I wanted to scrap this photo as soon as I downloaded it off my camera. The purple color of the sky against the bright green of the trees - it's just a really great color contrast.
I did this page for a couple of challenges. First was Tina's "Six Layers of Distressing" for Swirlydoos. We were supposed to create a handmade rose for that challenge as well. I made mine from one of the La Vie En Rose kit papers. Second was for the May "Lift your Favs" challenge. I lifted Dancinirish90's "1st Checkup".
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