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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday



Another Outdoor Wednesday with Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com. Wonderful outdoor scenes around the world are shown here each Wednesday.



Greenery and rock combination make a pretty outdoor sight.


Probably a lot of you are not familiar with a storm house/cellar. Those that live in tornado country know about them. This is a picture of one in East Texas that is still being used. When growing up, we had one and was told to get in when a bad cloud came up. I always had a fear I was going to buried alive in it.

21 comments:

Average Girl said...

We do not get tornados up here and I can imagine how you must of felt with the possibility of being buried alive... Thanks for sharing your pics!

Danica said...

I grew up in New Mexico and we had under ground schools which was cool. But ya I think I would be afraid I would be buried alive in one of those cellars.

LDH said...

I can see why you would feel uncomfortable or even frightened going into a storm cellar. I imagine they aren't too big and probably kind of dark. Just as scary as the storm you are trying to avoid!

As always, so nice stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, ldh

A Hint of Home said...

Storms are unpredictable and can be scary.
I can see where the cellars could scary as well.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I remember seeing those storm cellars in Arkansas also. Tornadoes can be pretty wicked. I'll bet those underground cellars have saved lives through the years... Mother Nature can be wicked--as we know.
Hugs,
Betsy

farmlady said...

I guess it is the safest place to be if a tornado goes over, but that would scare me, especially if I was a child. Reminds me of The Wizard of Oz at the beginning.
I find it interesting that you call the cloud "a bad cloud". Does a tornado cloud look different than a rain cloud?
I'm a California girl. I don't know about these things.

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Yikes! i can't imagine how scary that must be to have to go into a storm cellar. Lucky we don't get tornados here in Vancouver!! Interesting pictures though! Hope you are doing well. I've been so busy lately haven't done much blogging. Just another couple weeks work and then I will be off for the summer! Looking forward to more blogging! Hope your week is going well! Sherri : )

Ann said...

Storm cellars are infamous in Kansas. (Wizard of Oz) Most of the tornados I've been through we went to a basement-no storm cellar in the city. Most of my family still today in the country have storm cellars though. Did you take the first pic on vac?Happy OUtdoor Wed.

Riet said...

Tornados are scary I suppose but all together in a cellar wouldn't be a dream of me.

Natasha said...

I have only seen those cellars in movies but I can imagine that I would be very claustrophobic if I had to be in one for a long period of time!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday and best wishes for a great week,
Natasha.

Becky K. said...

I have wished for a storm cellar. Storms used to scare me so badly.
I am some better now...but during the occasional threat of tornadoes I do wish we had a place like this.

Thank you for walking the illness and death of Grandma with me through the blog. Your comments mean so much.

Becky K.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

LV, that's very interesting. I had not seen one like this. I thought they were attached to houses. WOW!

Basically, we can't have things like that here because we have such a high water table in Florida. Our neighbor across the street had trouble with their basement flooding when we had a particularly wet summer, and the water table rose. It came from under the ground!

I can remember during the Cuban Missile Crisis (when we lived elsewhere) my father looking into building a bomb shelter. I have friends in Florida who actually did build them, but basements and things here are usually pretty damp. The house that I saw that had one was very interesting. Somehow it was built well enough that it didn't seem damp at all.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, and Happy Outdoor Wed!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mumsy said...

I have not seen one in real life, but have seen picture of it.

George said...

There are tornado shelters like this in the Midwest as well. Fortunately my family never had to use one -- I don't think I would like to be in it at all.
Congratulations on the award below.

Ms.Daisy said...

LV,
I guess I never thought of a storm "shelter" being frightening! But, to a child, I'm sure it was. Thanks for showing us what a shelter built into the ground actually looks like. Probably saved many lives over the years.


~Jean

Ms. Bake-it said...

My great grandmother had a storm cellar and as a child, my wild imagination came up with all kinds of crazy thoughts about the cellar. There was never any occasion for us to go in it so i nver saw the inside. It was always locked and my cousins and I were forbidden to go in it so that just intensified my imagination!

eileeninmd said...

We do not have the stomr cellars here, but we are told in case of emergency to go in the basement away from windows. It has to be scary for the people how ive in the tornado alley.

bettyl said...

Wow! Haven't seen one of those in years!

Mary said...

Hi LV!
I think if I lived in tornado alley I would jump in the storm cellar anytime I saw a dark cloud.
It's the safest place to be, but must be dark small and a little scary.
Hope all is well by you...
Hugs, Mary

Stacey 18 said...

I've always wondered what those shelters look like.

Thanks for sharing and coming to visit us at 3 sisters. Have a great rest of the week.

From the 3 sisters 365,
Natasha, Stacey and Holly