This wet in wet was done in 15 minutes in an effort to capture that watery, salty, gorgeous marsh that I so love. I suppose I'm a person who prefers quiet to the boisterous crash and splash of the ocean. The blues, siennas and greens, the knowledge that so much of sealife begins and resides in these salt marshes, the smells, the wind, the softer side of things --- all mean "marsh" to me.
Already the winds are beginning to push the waves and water on the ocean side of North Caroliana's coast. Hurricane Irene is expected to affect not just our coast, but New York, Long Island (home of my sisters and mom), Boston .. major cities and homes of thousands of people.
Here at home, we are further west from the coast and are expecting major gusts of wind and about 2"-4" rain (we need that!!) - but it also means power outages and some tree damage, but we should, we pray, avoid the worst. The coast has already begun evacuations... My college, on the edge of the path, is more likely to suffer some kind of damage ... all we can do is wait -- prepare -- and pray. Before I left work yesterday, we walked the Arboretum property getting things put indoors and those outdoors secured. We'll be as ready as we can be.
When I got home yesterday, I began the same walk-about, securing things, removing those items - like tomato cages, loose flower pots, statuary - that might take off and become projectiles in high winds. I've gotten batteries, food, extra water, gasoline for the generator, charged my phone, gassed my car.
I hope we have power on long enough to get my votes in each day!! LOL Thank you for your support and good wishes for the storm.
Stay safe everyone!
Friday, August 26, 2011