Weather & Light


The days are changing a bit. It has been in the sixties at night. Then it climbs up to around 90 during the day.

That's a vast improvement over 100 degree days. But then it might come back at any time.


I tend to keep the TV on during the day, keeping an eye on the hurricane heading to Florida. Whereas just a few weeks ago, it was Texas. 

Wow, such powerful weather.

I hope, if you are a reader in this area, that you have taken precautions to be safe. Looks like a wild ride ahead.


I notice this tree has some golden leaves. 

I haven't heard anything about what they will do about the trees on the patio. Oh, I've asked. I just don't get an answer.

It is amazing how fast those trees are growing and pushing against the fences!


Someone emailed that folks really should have a stash of water and food in case of emergency. What has happened in Texas and what is about to happen in Florida sure makes you think of such things.

What would you do if you couldn't get out for a week or more? Or if the store shelves were bare?

I really don't have space to store much. Maybe some bottled water. But then I hate to pay for bottled water. Guess I will keep it in mind.

I do keep a flashlight near my bed with decent batteries in it. 

But when you think about it, you would need cash in case places couldn't take credit cards. You'd need your important papers. (I keep mine in a small safe that won't burn up.)

All kinds of things come into play. So it's certainly something to think about. Having some of these things before a tragedy happens could really make your life easier.


Stay safe, wherever you may be. I can't imagine having to leave my home and go stay somewhere I'm not familiar. Though you don't really get much choice about these things. 

Better to be safe than sorry.

Can you imagine going somewhere to weather the storm, then coming home to a bunch of debris? Oh, how awful that would be.

I hope none of you have that happen. I'm thinking about you as this next weather disaster approaches land.



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  1. You should always have some cash in your possession, not just in the bank, for that very reason. We have well water here and a large generator - I have large animals to feed so it's important we have a way to get water to them should there be a weather crisis. Fill the bathtub or a large sink with clean water before a storm. Yes, buy the large jugs if you think your water may shut down. batteries, flashlights, lanterns, non-perishable food stored even in a rubbermaid container under the bed are smart ideas if a large storm is pending. Include pet food if you have pets.

    Horrible, the devastation out there - the islands already hit will take years to recover. The greenery gone - their main source of income shot (tourism) until they recover from the damage done.

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    1. Yeah, got to get some cash. I so rarely go to my bank. And never think to ask for money over my amount at the grocery. I just don't operate with cash.

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  2. I think the fact that I am largely off grid means a ton in the case of an emergency like that. Gas is propane, water is artisan well water, heat is primarily wood stove, and I have a whole house generator - what a comfort that is, given the storms we have seen ripping across the country!

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    1. How far are you from your job? I know you love your mountain home and all the privacy it affords.

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    2. We have a whole house generator too and it really does provide peace of mind. We keep our unground propane tank topped off and we're on well water. Fortunately we never lost power during Hurricane Harvey (we're one hour away from Houston). Praying everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma stays safe.

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  3. My heart is heavy for those facing this coming storm. I hope that most have evacuated and are not trying to ride it out. Better safe than sorry. I myself face the possibility of an earthquake and I do store extra food and water just in case, but who knows, I could have to vacate myself. But now days, no area is safe from some sort of danger, whether hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes, or riots. All we can do is hope for the best and prepare.

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    1. Watching the weather on TV now. Looks pretty rough. Hasn't hit land in the US yet.

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  4. And Karen Ann, I agree wholeheartedly with every thing you say.

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  5. Hi Brenda~

    I agree, better safe than sorry. I usually keep at least a months supply of food and water. We are in a rural area, and getting to a grocery would be difficult if roads were closed. I have a hand-pump on my well, so hopefully we can always have fresh water. It is scary to think about a disaster, and like you I pray for the safety of all those living where hurricane Harvey will strike.

    Fall is in the air, and I like you, I can see all those subtle changes outside. I hope that you don't have to endure anymore 100 degree weather! Our temps are getting into the 40's at night, although, we haven't been able to keep the windows open at night because of all the smoke in the air.

    Stay safe!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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    1. Someone emailed that I could use my empty kitchen cabinets for this. Hadn't even thought of that!

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  6. I'm a little late commenting but I just wanted to tell you I love the photos in this post with all the shadows and light. I especially love the 4th one down.(your dining area with the coffee bar?) The angle along with the shadows and light make it a gorgeous photo!

    Have a safe and pleasant weekend Brenda! I think we are all keeping the hurricane areas in our thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Yes, that's the dining space with my coffee bar.

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  7. I am doing the same thing, Brenda, watching the weather channel and reading comments over at the wonderground blog. Your yellow quilt is beautiful!

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    1. I can't imagine the fear all those folks are feeling.

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  8. These Hurricanes are really horrible and so powerful. I am hoping everyone in the path of these storms will be safe. It does make you think about what you will need in case of something happening like these storms. Happy Friday
    Kris

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  9. A tv show I regularly watch talks about preparation exactly like has been mentioned here by you, dear Brenda, and some of your commentators ... I am so poor, however, that the only true preparation I can do is pray.

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