Saturday, on our deadhead drive up to Shelbyville, Tennessee, the wind blew something fierce. I heard on the radio the towns behind us were having so much rain the streets were flooding. Houston and Beaumont, Texas; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; Hattiesburg, Mississippi were all under flood watches.
Up in Alabama the winds were rocking me back and forth trying to push me in the left travel lanes or to the shoulder. Pine trees, similar to what you will see in the photo below, were being tossed about by the wind. The trees were hurling pine cones at the passing motorists. One hit the roof of our pickup with a loud enough thump Joe was wakened from his nap.
Sunday, leaving Shelbyville, Tennessee, we encountered sprinkling rain, dry patches, down pours, and back to sprinkles for well over 250 miles.
In Alabama, close to the Mississippi state line, the clouds opened up to reveal a blue sky. The cloud formations were very interesting, to say the least.
Okay, there is a dispute between Joe and I about one cloud formation. I say it looks like the head of an elephant and he says it is a maniacal bunny rabbit. What do you think? It is the formation to the right at the tree tops.
In Picayune (Pick-a-you-n), Mississippi at the Days Inn is a concrete statue, one time being a waterfall thing. If you don’t look at the nasty bowl you will see lots of detail in the concrete statue.
Sweet little flower blossoms beginning to unfold.
White blooms have brightened a little spot in the small flower garden near the hotel portico.
A rose bush is struggling to grow. Big blooms on tortured stems with no leaves. Poor thing is trying so hard to live and show what it has to offer.
On your next voyage outdoors…to the grocery store or post office…look around to see what is there besides the road and vehicles. You will be surprised by what you see.
Have a fantastic Monday. I will be answering comments later today from my previous posts.
Oh, one last photo. We are driving brand new trucks. Not even a year old. The truck I’m driving has a leak from the roof and has found its way into the cab.
Now go have an awesome day.