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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Jesus and the Derecho

 Colby, Kansas

Colby had one of the roadside oddities I like to search out.  This one was of Jesus standing in a wheat field.  Now I don’t know the significance of this or the meaning behind it if there is one.  I can tell you that Tuffy and Linda Kay Taylor made it and pay for the electricity to have it illuminated at night.  So Colby’s daytime attraction becomes a nighttime distraction to motorists passing by on Interstate 70.


I wasn’t sorry about going to see it for I found a nice shady spot to stay when we left on a dead-end road between the backside of a small shopping mall and a barren cornfield.

Later in the afternoon the phone blared out one of those warnings.  Scared the bejesus out of me.


I looked outside to the north.  I saw nothing unusual.  About a half an hour later it hit us.  I didn’t get the door shut in time.  Now I had a mess to clean up inside.

This is it up in South Dakota who seemed to had got the worst of it.  It wasn’t this heavy when it reached us.  Maybe we just caught the end of it, I don’t know.  Just glad we weren’t driving at the time.


I didn’t get a photo of our over night spot near the Jesus sign 
so here is a picture of where we found shade for the day in Annie Oakley Park back in Oakley.



4 comments:

Sandi said...

Made me think of this from Matthew 13:24-30.

Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

Barbara Rogers said...

Wow...when I see photos of dust being blown like that, I'm so glad I live where the land goes up and down a lot. Sorry you got dusted.

Vicki said...

I love that billboard of Jesus! That photo of the dust is amazing! Glad it wasn't that bad when it hit you.

Debby said...

Yikes! That would be more than a little scary! I guess that I didn't know about these.