Friday, September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma Leaving A Wide Path Of Devastation

September 8, 2017
Good morning.  Tis a wee bit chilly this morning.  Only 59F degrees.  Granted, it will warm up to the low seventies later today, but this is a bit cool for me.  It's great for sleeping, but when I wake up I like it to be just a tad bit warmer.  I can feel Autumn sneaking in!

I took a break from watching the Weather Channel for a while, but now that I've turned it back on, it is so much more depressing.  This Hurricane Irma is a really huge, nasty lady!  It looks like it's going to hit all of Florida, as the storm is wider than the state of Florida

This storm has already taken several lives, (at least seventeen)  so let's all pray that no more lives are lost.  My prayers go out to all the animal shelters too.  May all the animals and workers make it through this storm safely.  I've been watching to see if and/or when this storm might turn and go out to sea, but it looks like it is travelling inland.  We'll just have to wait and see.

I wonder how this storm will affect all the birds and wildlife in the southern states.  I have plans to vacation to Florida next March.  I'm wondering how many of their beautiful birds will still be there then.  This is a photo that daughter Audrey took of one of Florida's beautiful birds.  I am so looking forward to seeing lots of them next Winter.

Last night, I worked on the blue scarf and hat set.  For some reason, this set is giving me problems.  The yarn has been splitting so I have to keep ripping out whole sections and redoing them.  Even closing a seam is being difficult.  I have to assume it is me, so I've set this project aside for a while. 

The doll bodies that I ordered a while ago are taking forever to get here.   Maybe I'll take a look at my yarn stash to see if there's a color just begging to be made into a dolly dress.  Or maybe I'll go online to see what new colors I can find for a new afghan.  I've made so many afghans that it doesn't feel right not to have one in progress. 

Today I have a couple photos that Joe took a few days ago at one of our local parks.  If these ducks and geese were not here, I would miss them terribly.

Last night I watched my favorite program, Project Runway, on TV.  This year, the program seems to be missing a sense of fashion and style.  By that, I mean that a lot of the new designers seem to be creating really messy styles of clothing.  Some things look just like rags hanging, with torn areas and a few well placed knots. 

What is happening to the fashion world?   Last night, the contestants were designing sleepwear.  I have to say that there were only a couple outfits that I would consider wearing to bed.  The rest wouldn't even be considered casual wear as far as I am concerned.  But, of course, I'm sure they are not wanting my opinion.  I do hope that next year's show returns to classier fashion styles.

Now I think I'm going to make a fresh cup of coffee and maybe sit out on the porch for a while.  So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Unknown said...

I hope that the birds are migrating elsewhere. They are very attuned to Mother Nature so they know the storm is coming. In addition to the hurricanes, Mexico was hit by a very hard earthquake. My prayers go out to all.
The green Peridot hat and scarf set is just gorgeous. I really love the way that the colors came together. All that you have made is just beautiful.
Joe is getting really good with his camera and photos. I love the geese. They are so beautiful!
Hugs to you and Pogo. Cisco is still sleeping but I am sure that he would send greetings too... Hugs, Beth xxx

Snowy said...

It surely is fall time ! We had temperatures of roughly 48-50 degrees the past 2 nights. Irma is really scary. My friends in Florida have evacuated and are spending the weekend in a safer area with friends. Here's hoping their house will still be undamaged when they return. On their way they saw a lot of military and supply trucks heading towards the most dangerous areas. It's good to know that help won't be far away for those that couldn't leave. Have a lovely Sunday :)