Saturday, September 06, 2008
Marsh and Approaching Storm
All eyes these days have been turned to the sky as hurricane after hurricane threatens and lands in the US.
I painted this yesterday from my imagination as I watched clouds forming with Tropical Storm Hannah's approach.
As I write, Hannah has come ashore on the NC/SC border, and we are having lots and lots of rain and wind. Gratefully, our electricity and Internet connections are still holding, while flooding is threatening areas of the region.
Boots moved her babies yesterday to a spot in the woods that 'seemed' to be protected from the rain. Regardless, I set up a dry, covered and protected area on a corner of our porch. Early this morning when rains and winds woke me, I checked the porch, and thank heavens, Boots had moved her babies once again -- but this time, in the safe 'nest' on the porch. Sappy me -- I cried.
Hannah heads north later this morning, but creeks will rise and flooding will be a threat for a while longer.
Stay safe everyone. Keep your eyes on the sky -- Hurricane Ike is expected later this week.