Thursday 17 August 2017

Gardening - with a twist: dad mows lawn as huge tornado rages nearby

Theunis Wessels mowing his lawn in Alberta, Canada, with the huge tornado in the background. Photo: Cecilia Wessels/The Canadian Press via AP
Theunis Wessels mowing his lawn in Alberta, Canada, with the huge tornado in the background. Photo: Cecilia Wessels/The Canadian Press via AP

Rob Gilles Toronto

A photograph of a Canadian man mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind him has caused a bit of a storm on social media.

Cecilia Wessels snapped the picture of her husband, Theunis, on Friday as the twister passed near their home in Alberta.

She said cutting the grass was on her husband's to-do list, and as he started the task, she went for a nap.

Mrs Wessels said she was woken by her daughter who was upset that there was something like a tornado in the sky, but her father wouldn't come inside.

"I did ask him if he was coming inside with that thing in the clouds when I turned to come inside and he calmly said no," Mrs Wessels said.

Mr Wessels said the tornado was actually much farther away than it appears in the photo and it was moving away from them. He said he was keeping an eye on it.

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