We had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating Christmas at church and then had several friends over for dinner of ham and trimmings. Around 5:30 PM all of our company left.
To say that the weather yesterday was horrendous would be an under-statement. It rained on and off all day and then the winds began.
Nebraska is known for it's strong winds. However, throughout the day and night we had some of the strongest winds I have ever encountered since I was stationed in Iceland back in the 70's. At one point we had 78 mph gusts!
About 6:10 PM I was sitting in my office when I heard, what sounded like an explosion, and then the lights went out. Christmas night without lights isn't much fun. We had a quiet evening using our iPADS to illuminate our living room!
Back in August one of my photography challenges was of a reflection which I had never done before. Walking around our street I noticed this one in a puddle near the curb (it had rained the previous day) and made this picture. By the way, the first picture is upside down to give a different perspective, the second is the correct angle.
Oh, by the way, we think the transformer that blew up was next to this pole. And, the utilities company was able to repair the problem and restore our electricity about 1:30 this morning. The moral of the story? You never know when a picture will come in handy to tell a story!