After yesterday’s post I was emailed with a few requests for a print of the photo I shared with lyrics from Horse Thief’s “Warrior”. After getting permission to use the lyrics from the boys, I’ve decided to sell the prints to raise money for tornado relief.
The print will be available in 8×10 (printed on the highest quality photo paper) for $15. This includes shipping.
I spent awhile last night and this morning researching the various organizations I could give to (there are so many!), and my heart fell on the Central OK Humane Society. My heart hurts for families in need, but it also hurts for all the animals who are now in need of families. The donation will help towards shelter, food, and any medical attention needed.
To purchase, just click the Buy Now button under the photo. Prints will be shipped next week! If you’re interested in an alternate payment method, please contact me.
And obviously a ginormous thank you goes out to the fellas in Horse Thief for allowing me to spread these amazing lyrics. You can find them on Facebook, and purchase their latest EP “Grow Deep, Grow Wild” on itunes.
I just want to take this moment to say how proud I am to be from this state. In the last two days I’ve seen people offer up not only food and money, but their own homes, their own cars, and their talents to help those in need. It’s truly mind blowing and gives this cynical lady a reason to believe in humanity.
They’re about 6 weeks later than usual, but the wildflowers are finally popping up in my field. I’ve spotted lots of prairie ragwort, queen anne’s lace, indian paintbrushes, and blue vetch. New ones are blooming every week!
(Clouds around my house, taken yesterday afternoon.)
I’m sure most of you have heard/read about the tragedies brought on by the tornadoes throughout the OKC area the last couple of days. My OKC friends all walked away fine, and my family and I were blessed enough to just get a quick thunderstorm and a little rotation here (directly above my house!) before everything continued east. I’m blown away at how quickly the weather escalated…I had no idea we were even expecting storms until my brother said he was on his way over to help me clear out my storm cellar.
My thoughts and prayers go out to those who were affected yesterday in Moore, and Sunday in Shawnee. This is a scary time of year for us Oklahomans residing in Tornado Alley, and this week is a reminder to stay aware and stay safe.
There are a wealth of locations accepting donations for displaced families and any other general needs in the OKC area. You can find a list of drop off areas here.
Last week we had the craziest, most out of the blue rainstorm. One minute it was just a bit foggy, the next my house was pitch black and rain was coming through my open windows as the wind blew straight across my porch.
At first I was like “Yes!! Rain for my garden!” …then I realized my tomato plant was rolling down my driveway, my potted blueberry bush was laying on my strawberries, my herbs had drowned, and my bike had fallen and crushed my green beans.
Thanks Mother Nature. #bitch