Hurricanes are not much fun. The Carolina area was hit the worse so far, with the highest winds and beach erosion. The low areas along the coast were flooded. I am writing this on Saturday evening, and I heard that Irene was starting to weaken. The water surge will still raise havoc in the New England areas. Power outages are already wide-spread. Power crews from Florida left today, headed up that way to pay back the times the northern states came down to help us get our power back.
My brother, Steve, and his wife, Celia, joined the many individuals who are traveling into the disaster area at this moment to help. Steve and Celia are pulling a mobile kitchen. God Bless Them and all the other volunteers. This is what makes our country so great… the individuals who join in to help those in need.
Surf images and a blue heron photo are below:
Some surfers.. see the elliptical shape in the center of the photo, are trying to catch a wave. Further up the coast, in New Smyrna Beach, FL. a surfer lost his life.
The Blue Heron was facing the sun, and the stiff breeze, coming from the west was ruffling his neck feathers. He was hoping a fisherman would toss him a treat, or a crab would come out of hiding from among the rocks that line the jetty.
Another photo of the waves, taken from an angle. We were lucky. Now we must make it through September, October and November before we are home free. There is a dog on the left, a gull coming right at you in the middle, and barely visible are two surfers to the right of the gull. The people who own metal detectors will hit the beaches when the waves calm down, looking for whatever treasures the waves may have washed up.