Friday, August 26, 2011

The Calm Before the Storm

"Red sky at night,
sailor's delight,
Red sky at morning,
sailor's warning."

Have you heard that saying before?  It reminded me of the picture I took at sunset last night.

It's a beautiful (hot) sunny day in eastern Pennsylvania today, so I guess it holds true.  And if it is true, tomorrow's sunrise should be a doozie.  We're expecting to experience the effects of hurricane Irene by midday tomorrow.  We decided to throw caution to the wind (get it?) and not bother to take down the canvas of our deck canopy.  It's managed through the spring and summer storms so we're hoping for the best, plus it's one dang pain in the bum to remove and put back up.  We did however tie back the screening and that required a little spider relocation mission of which I took no part.  Here's a picture of the gal that I took a few days ago while she was eating her lunch.  We'll just call her Charlotte:

Isn't she just precious?  Or is that voracious?

All spider relocation aside we're more concerned about the basement water situation.  The last disaster was hurrican Floyd and when the power went out, the sump pump stopped working.  No battery backup= major basement clean-up.  That's nothing though compared to what my parents may have to deal with in North Carolina.  They live in the direct path of the eye and have left their mobile home to stay with friends at their house, which ironically, live closer to the water.

Hoping for the best!  Stay safe if you are in the path of this storm.


  1. Great shots and sky colors, amazing!!!

    Nice weekend.


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