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The Whitehurst Diaries: Storms along Big Creek

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By Sharon Whitehurst

The thunderstorm which rattled through an hour before daylight has trailed a legacy of rapidly shifting clouds.

Winter-browned leaves from the magnolia tree dance across the lawn.


Seed wings from the dooryard maples cling wetly to the windshield of the car. The spicy-sweet scent of fading viburnum blossoms is heavy in the damp air.

The cats huddle on the back steps or venture into the tall grass beyond the clothesline - wary or bold according to their individual natures.

At the slightest ker-fluffle of wind or distant growl of thunder they dash inside, skittering down the hall, flinging themselves onto the bed--the better to dry mist-dampened fur and soggy feet.

Grey skies brood over green darkness below; the air which stirs the heavy linen curtains at the sliding door has developed more than a hint of chill. The voice of the wind rises from a whisper to a fretful whine, subsides, rises again with a hint of powers held in check.

The stage seems set, awaiting the production of a gothic drama. - Sharon Whitehurst


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Whitehurst Diaries: A legacy of rapidly shifting clouds



2014-04-25 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst. The thunderstorm which rattled through an hour before daylight has trailed a legacy of rapidly shifting clouds. - Sharon Whitehurst
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The Whitehurst Diaries: Seedwings of the water maples



2014-04-25 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
Seed wings from the dooryard maples
cling wetly to the windshield of the car. The spicy-sweet scent of fading viburnum blossoms is heavy in the damp air. - Sharon Whitehurst

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The Whitehurst Diaries: The voice of the wind



2014-04-25 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
The voice of the wind rises
from a whisper to a fretful whine, subsides, rises again with a hint of powers held in check. - Sharon Whitehurst

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Whitehurst Diaries



2014-04-25 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
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The Whitehurst Diaries: Grey skies



2014-04-25 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
Grey skies brood over green darkness below
; the air which stirs the heavy linen curtains at the sliding door has developed more than a hint of chill. - Sharon Whitehurst

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The Whitehurst Diaries: Magnolia Tree



2014-04-25 - Old Gradyville Road, Gradyville, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
Winter-browned leaves from the magnolia tree
dance across the lawn. Sharon Whitehurst

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