Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene over Marshlands

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

A quick watercolor of our marshes with Irene's approach. Right now, 7:15 am EDT, the eye of the storm is just about to hit the Crystal Coast of North Carolina --- the same place we vacationed last weekend. According to the news, there are folks along the coast without power, the winds and waves are up, but because Irene has lost strength to a status of 1 instead of hurricane 3 that was predicted, things aren't as horrible as they might have been -- but, they warn us - we are less than halfway through the storm.

Here, west of the coast by 200+ miles, the winds are battering my trees and we're having bands of rain come through. The reports at the school tell me of high winds and flooding -- but all, thusfar, less damaging than might have been.

We're all keeping our fingers crossed that the storm passes without more damage - but it's a slow moving storm and we're expecting these windy, rainy, gusty conditions for the rest of the day.

Thank you for all your good thoughts and prayers.

Please vote if you can especially for those who will not have their power restored for a few days!



Teri C said...

I have been thinking of you and praying for the saety of you and all in the path of the storm.

Lorraine said...

Wow; terrific painting. I've been watching the storm, off and on, and it looks like now it's going all the way up into Maine. I remember when I lived in Vermont we would get pretty hard storms as hurricanes moved inland. Scary.

Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone in Helen's path.

Big hugs and stay safe,