Especially when it comes to tornados.
You may have seen on the news that my little town of Port Orchard, Washington, just across the Puget Sound from Seattle, was visited by a tornado on Tuesday afternoon.
Me and mine are fine, but inside of a relatively small swath about a mile Southeast of us, it took the roofs off of several houses and caused other major destruction to others, leaving many homeless. It threw motor homes into the woods and downed many trees and power lines.
As things go, it all happened inside of moments. and then it was gone.
I was painting throughout it, and never heard a thing, except for a very sudden torrential rain with hail just prior to when it was reported to have happen.
It's been raining quite a lot and I've been missing the sun, so I was making a painting of a memory from late summer, on a warm and smoky early evening.
Late Summer Sun and Smoke oils on canvas, 24" x 24" (c) Rose Guastella 2018