Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hello Dolly

...and goodbye--we hardly knew ye. Dolly has come, and is on her way out bringing lots of rain with her. We are grateful for the respite in one hundred degree temperatures, and the rain that we have gotten from her. But, I am reminded of those whose impact from her is more severe. Some areas got up to six inches or more, and there are reports of power outages. I hope there are no fatalities or injuries from this storm. When I lived in Houston, there were always tropical storms kicking up their heels in the gulf, and we were always wary. I road out Hurricane Alicia huddled in a closed bathroom with my three children in the dark except for a flashlight. We were without power for three or four days--long enough to become grateful for cold showers to cool off, but having to boil water and cook on the grill. The kids thought it was great camping out kind of fun, but I said I would never ride another hurricane out. It gives you a whole new respect and awe for the power of nature.

8 comments:

east-side-patch said...

That is a really cool shot of the clouds building - did you take it? where was it?
I have subscribed to your feed now, and look forward to reading more.
Regards,
ESP.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

No, if it's a good shot, it's not mine! My signature shots are of fuzzy people with their heads chopped off, and I do the same thing to flowers too. It's really quite gruesome. But, I am hoping that my journal will force me to become a better photographer--it must be working because I actually remember to take my camera on vacation--a first. Maybe next year I will remember to actually take pictures (sigh)!

Eve said...

When they say a Hurricane is out there, I start making reservations...to the North, to the East, to the West and as it moves in, I start canceling until we know exactly where it is going to hit. If you don't, you can end up with no hotel rooms anywhere near. It is easier to cancel than wait and not find a room. I glad Dolly didn't come in too strong.

And now we get Edword..or Fay....next in line.

Great Pics.

Liz said...

Hello,
Thank you for your visits and for commenting.
I'll be back to read more but I'm glad the storm has pased.
George says woof!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Eve, I know being on the Gulf Coast can be maddening this time of year when tropical storms really heat up. But isn't it wonderful when you have a crisp clear (cool) day and the beach just calls to you? That's when I miss living close to the gulf. The kids would call those "Beach Days".

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Thanks Liz for your visit! Bocephus says "Woof Woof" back to George! ;-)

Anonymous said...

It sounds like the "elements" have been bugging your life, also. So sorry to hear that news. We are regrouping on the cabin and hope to be up and running before labor day so folks can come our way. Wish ya all could, too. Luv ya Mar

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Mar, so good to hear from you. We were sorry that Dolly didn't give us more rain--we sorely need it. At least we haven't been flooded out TWICE in two months like you were this spring. I know you are still working hard on the clean up, and my heart goes out to you. Love you too!
Jenny