summer storms

The skies after a storm on the prairie can be magnificent. On fire. 

This beauty followed a fantastic wind storm that knocked out our power for a few hours. Right at dinner time. Dinner was mostly done, except I had misjudged the chicken and it needed another 20 minutes or so in the oven. We ended up firing up the oven in our camper while we ate the rest of our meal. And we had chicken for dessert.

And then my lovely Aunt Marilyn (they stayed with us for a few days while loading a trailer of things from their old place to take back to Oregon) did dishes by lantern light.

Power outages are an adventure. An adventure we prefer not to experience for too long. Especially at dinner time. It is also an adventure to wake up in the middle of the night to a brightly lit house when the power finally decides to come back on!