We drove past Daviess County's only round barn on our drive back from Harmonie State Park on the 16th April. Despite having lived in Daviess County since July 2014, it was my first visit to this picturesque old barn. We pulled off the road so I could take a few photos of this barn, constructed in 1908, before we headed back home.
We drove past the path of a long-track EF3 tornado after our visit to Harmonie State Park. The damage was both awe-inspiring and terrifying! This particular tornado had touched down late in the evening on February 28th. It was on the ground for almost 45-miles, touching down near Crossville, Illinois and finally lifting on the outskirts of Oakland City, Indiana. This was the same severe weather event that caused substantial damage to our neighbour's property.
Snapped and uprooted trees on the edge of a field.
Snapped trees and destroyed buildings along a river.
Riaan had a pretty rough time the night before Easter, and so when Easter Sunday dawned we were all too tired to make it to church. And so after a leisurely morning, we decided to worship God another way: By getting outside and
spending time in His beautiful creation! We dodged some storms and
visited scenic Harmonie State Park - on the banks of the Wabash River.
We hiked and had lovely family time together. It was definitely needed! :)
Sign at the main entrance.
Lovely trees on either side of the road.
Storm clouds developing in the distance.
Walking through a valley littered with fallen trees.
This shelf cloud rolled in ahead of a weak thunderstorm early in the morning on Easter Sunday. (16th April.) It is quite mesmerising to watch the power of the weather. There are likely going to be a lot of weather-related posts since it is severe weather season in Indiana. :)
The shelf cloud approaches from the north-west.
It stretched all the way across the northern sky.
View looking south-west.
View looking south-east once the leading edge had passed over.
We shared a lovely Passover/seder meal with close friends a few days before Easter. It
was awesome to learn more about the Jewish culture and the context of this
meal - along with how it all points to Jesus. :) And the food was yummy, too!
We enjoyed taking Riaan to a number of Easter egg hunts this Easter. He was much too small last year, but this year he enjoyed walking around and picking up Easter eggs scattered in the grass. :) Candace and I also had fun helping him find the eggs!
His lovely new Easter egg bucket.
He initially preferred putting little rocks in it. :)
I am a 32-year-old South African whose journey with Mercy Ships began in 2007 when I joined the M/V "Africa Mercy" in Liberia. I met my wife Candace in Sierra Leone in 2011 and together we served with Mercy Ships until December 2012. We worked with Mercy Vision in South Africa during 2013, and are now settling into a new life together in the USA.
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