These photos were taken just as the sun was beginning to rise above the East mountain this morning, showing the new buds next to the rain battered flowers. I caught Mr. Squirrel skampering across the yard. He paused by the rose bushes then shimmied up the light pole. A beautiful celebration of life after last night's storm tossed battering. We had no damage but other Oklahomans didn't fare as well. A tragic loss of lives and devastating damage to our west. We are keeping them and others in the path of this storm in our thoughts and prayers.