October 30, 2012
Good morning. Wow, the yard looks like a war zone, but we came through this storm just fine. There is all sorts of debris scattered about the yard, some from the trees, and some from "who knows where". Part of our town lost power for a while yesterday, but it was not storm related. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though, because it could still happen. Almost nine million folks are still without power.
We'll still be getting lots of rain showers through Friday, but as long as they stay showers, we'll do fine as far as flooding is concerned. We must have angels watching over us because there was just so much flooding up and down the whole coast. Can you imagine what it will take to clean the water and debris from the subway tunnels? And then of course, there's all the damage to the electrical components in the tunnels? Oh my.
I've had the Weather channel on non-stop, and I just can't believe how widespread the storm damage is. In my lifetime, there has never been any such storm. In Atlantic City, (according to their mayor) there were 16 deaths. I will keep watching to see if this figure is correct. It could be that these were folks who would not leave their homes. I would find it hard to leave my home, but oh what a price to pay.
Last night when I took Pogo out for his sprinkle, I was so delighted to see the moon. There were soft light colored clouds traveling at a pretty good clip, and there was that big ole beautiful moon. For some reason, I slept well after that.
I stumbled across a beautiful photography blog yesterday. Karen at "Pieces Of Contentment" has some wonderful macro photography. I emailed her with an inquiry about which lens she uses. She replied that she uses the Raynox Macro Conversion Lens DCR-250. I did a bit of research online, and finally ordered me one from Amazon. I have high hopes of getting some great macro shots.
Kyra, you are right. Yes, they are carnations. Thank you. Some days my brains get just a tad bit scrambled. (did I actually say "tad bit"? I should have said "usually".) I just took a moment to go out and get the mail, and would you believe the sun is shining!! Oh happy day.
I have a photo to share that I took a few days ago at work. I was looking out the patio doors and saw this little fellow. Of course I had to take a photo. He's just so cute.
Before I leave you, I want to share something funny that I saw in this week's TV Guide. Encore station had a movie scheduled for 8 pm last night. It was Stephen King's "Storm Of The Century". What a coincidence. I also want to thank all of you for your wonderful thoughts and prayers for our safety. It's so nice to know that you are there.
Ah well, now it's time to think about making some lunch. Pogo wasn't too thrilled with his doggie breakfast food, so I'll have to find something a bit tastier. Till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe if you're anywhere near this monster storm.
Hugs, Edna B.