Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Up on the Roof"

We had some bad weather here the other day. Yes, in Arizona! To say the wind blew .... would be an understatement. As always, it catches me by surprise. By the time it's done - I've lost most everything that's not cemented down in the ground. All my patio umbrellas were found in various places. One was IN the pool - one was upside down along the edge of the pool - two were broken - one in the neighbors backyard- one in a planter - one was actually ok and one was on top of the roof of my "barn." See it up there?
Now you can see it. I had to stand on the planter with the pool brush extended out as far as it could go.... hit the umbrella .... and down it came. I would love to put a weather vane up there. Maybe I should have left the umbrella up there? We'd be the only ones on the block with their umbrella on the roof.


8 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Should you have left the umbrella on the roof?

Yes - it would provide shelter for the fiddler ...

Mildred said...

That must have been some storm. Rev. Paul's comment is so funny!

Diane C. said...

Flying umbrellas remind me of Mary Poppins. It is neat how the color of the umbrella on the roof matches the green trim on your "barn."

Deb said...

we had high winds a couple of weeks ago and I forgot about my umbrellas in my tables...the wind actually picked up the table and fipped it over and the umbrella went flying...

Busy Bee Suz said...

I remember the weather in AZ, calm all the time, then ONE big storm will make complete chaos!!!
Those umbrellas could 'take an eye out'

Susie said...

That's a lot of wind Deedee!

Stefunkc said...

And who had to go get that one??

Lanny said...

I'm thinking of perhaps a picture of a lady... in a circus, tightrope walking, that's it! So have a weather vane made in the image of the tightrope walking woman who carries a ruffled umbrella!