Sunset Sunday And Hurricane Update

We had fairly mild weather yesterday. It was a little breezy, and there were spritzes of rain for most of the afternoon and evening. The rain began in earnest last night, but so far, the wind is still fairly calm. So far.

As of Saturday evening, this is what the AP had to say about Hurricane Sandy:

Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way.

Today, I’m planning to ‘stockpile’ blog posts for the next few days and schedule them to publish automatically each morning, just in case we lose electricity. If we don’t lose power, or if I’m able to connect to the internet with my cell phone, I’ll add a note with each post about our current conditions.

Meanwhile, back to Sunset Sunday:

October 20, back when a behemoth storm was the farthest thing from our minds.

Yesterday morning, Motor Man and I were looking out at the water and talking about the approaching storm. We haven’t seen the swans or the ducks for several days, and I said that I hoped they would be in a safe place during the storm.

Motor Man said quietly that he thinks God tells them things like that from the time they’re just babies.

I suppose that would be the highest form of mandatory evacuation.


24 responses to “Sunset Sunday And Hurricane Update

  1. Well said!! Amen…..

    You all be safe!

  2. Lets hope all the animals, birds and Humans stay safe. Will be thinking of you. xx00xx HUGS
    Mollie and Alfie

  3. Motor Man is wise….I believe there is something “built in” for animals to know when there’s danger – the ultimate calm before the storm. Let’s hope the ducks, swans, and humans we all know and love (!) fare well through Sandy. We’re certainly praying for that!

    Hugs, Pam (and Sam and David too!)

  4. Amen too! And what Mollie and Alfie said. We were watching the weather last night and keeping an eye on you all and all our other bloggin’ friends. We want every kind of body to stay safe and no harm come to anyone or anything. You are in our prayers and on our minds. Won’t feel right until Sandy poops herself out!

  5. ‘highest form of mandatory evacuation’ … that got a good chuckle out of me! You’re in my thoughts!

  6. Will be thinking of all you and your creatures at “These Days of Mine”. Take care.

  7. Whee are thinking of you. Stay safe.

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

  8. “Highest form of mandatory evacuation”… well said! Continued prayers for safety for you and all your creatures!

  9. so beautiful and serene. i do hope you will be okay…

  10. Beautiful photographs, Dianna! I especially love the ones with the swans. Those are always my favorites. I’ll be thinking about you and hoping you’re spared by Hurricane Sandy!

  11. Thank you for the updates; You and your crew have been on my mind. Stay safe!

  12. Since there is nothing I can do for the creatures out there in the storm, I try not to think about them. I think their natural instincts take care of them. We should worry about the idiots out there that have no natural instincts. I plan on staying here and hunker down with a good book and my knitting. I’m not counting on electricity to watch tv and I’m charging up my computer now!

  13. I hope the storm causes you no disruptions. Take care my friend!

  14. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I agree with Motor Man and go a step past that, the Lord watches out for all of us. Stay warm, dry, and safe.

  15. Hunkered down .. well, sort of – I had to venture out in order to use the internet, but I’m heading back ( with the laptop ) shortly … Thanks for the sunset pic!; probably won’t be seeing much of one this evening ….

  16. Oh, I like this…”the highest form of mandatory evacuation” – they do seem to get the word in advance, don’t they?! Anyway, glad you and the swans and ducks are safe thus far! And may your scenery soon return to your beautiful normal 🙂 ~ Sheila

  17. Good Lucks to yous. We is purraying.

  18. Creatures do seem to know what to do about surviving nature’s wrath. Our visitors (people) just left and I am blogging instead of preparing. Maybe I’m in denial? This is supposed to be a storm of “historical significance.” Love your pics and that you are following the course of this whopper of a storm and sharing that with us.

  19. You have a super cool attitude. Be safe.

  20. I agree with Motor Man. I noticed flocks of birds moving the past couple of days.

  21. These are absolutely gorgeous! The is something so calming about all your images, I so enjoy my visits here!

  22. Love the last one of the swans!

  23. Sending positive thoughts and prayers for you all to be safe during Sandy.
    I agree with MM about the Swans.
    Stay safe. (((hugs)))

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