Daily Archives: September 5, 2016

Our Weekend Visitor

As you’ve all probably heard, Hermine visited our area this weekend. I’m not sure of her official status by the time she got to us – tropical storm, sub-tropical storm?

I must admit that I’d never heard the name Hermine until the past couple of weeks when meteorologists began talking about the storm.  I like it; it sounds old-fashioned.

And, as storms go, Hermine wasn’t too unkind to us.

Oh, we had wind Friday night and all day Saturday, probably highest gusts of around 40 mph, and we had rain, but not a lot….maybe an inch. But, we definitely had high tides. This is a little “dock” that Motor Man built for me several years ago. When the swans were here (and actually IN the water), I’d walk out on it to feed them.

db swans ducks 8-24-2013 4-09-28 PM

Saturday,during Hermine, the ducks were surfing on it.

ducks on walkway 9-3-2016 1-10-48 PM

Here’s another view.

high tide 9-3-2016 1-11-07 PM

The hummingbirds were also out during the storm. Landing on the feeder, however, was a little more challenging than usual.

hummy and blowing feeder 9-3-2016 11-02-46 AM

Finally….success!

hummie feeding 9-3-2016 11-23-25 AM

Hermine left us with tideline trash, but it’s a smaller amount in comparison to other storms.

tideline trash 9-4-2016 6-58-38 PM

And last night, once Hermine had left town, we had a beautiful evening and gorgeous sunset.

sunset 9-4-2016 7-21-13 PM

(Now, if we can just get through the remainder of hurricane season with no other visitors.)

~These Days Of Mine~