Sunday, September 07, 2008

After the Storm -- Another Guest

Storm clouds have passed and thank heavens there has been minimal damage to major roads. Areas reported some flooding and a few collapsed roads, but overall, in the history of North Carolina storms, Hannah was quite mild -- the 4"plus rains we've had have replenished water supplies that had been droughted -- Areas that are low-lying will still be prone to flash floods until all the rivers have crested ..
and so overall, we are incredibly grateful.

Here at my home in the woods, we're all doing well -- infact, we must be doing so well that we have another 'guest' .....This spotted turtle showed up at our steps yesterday -- and no, I didn't feed it -- ! LOL I figured with all the water around, s/he found plenty to consume. Boots checked it out though and rendered it harmless ...s/he sauntered off to our grass area - probably for cover or, as others have in the past, to built a nest and lay a few eggs .. (if it is indeed a female!) ...

Our concerns now turn toward Hurricane Ike - a most powerful hurricane heading, it seems, for the Gulf Coast -- a part of the US already saturated by Hurricane Gustav ... we'll monitor the weather as one never really 'knows' what these storms will do. Meantime, prayers for those in the path of this killer storm.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you got needed rain but no damage where you are. Your rendition of the turtle is terrific! What fun to have Boots checking it out.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teresa said...

What an adorable little turtle! Loved your "imagination" painting of the storm gathering over the marsh.... wonderful colors and so soft and glowing. Great job!

Joan said...

Glad you didn't have any problems. We didn't either, but the water at the beach today was really rough. I barely got my toes wet. I love the turtle...wonderful browns in his shell!!!

Claudia said...

So good you had no troubles with the storm! And you did another marvellous painting, a cute turtle!

Felicity said...

Gosh, these storms come one after the other so fast - I hope Ike will pass you by too, so worrying. The turtle is so cute but that is a fabulous painting Lin, so realistic!

Teri C said...

Wonderful guest :)! Love how you painted it.
The kitties are SO adorable!!

I hope Ike is as kind when he comes.