Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday... do I love thee?
Looking out my window, I see clearing skies..
touches of BLUE among the white cloud cover..

As you well know, the gulf coast had all eyes focused on Hurricane Karen..which was supposed to make landfall on Saturday..
however, with upper level drying winds, she  basically lost the winds of her sails..and was downgraded to a wet messy tropical storm..
But not before allowing  this beautiful dawn on Saturday morning..
what a glorious start to my day!

Like everyone else in their right mind, I checked and  replenished items in my "Hurricane Preparedness Pantry"..just in case! 
Bottled water keeps indefinitely,as do candles, checked the supply of Flashlight well as items such as manual can opener, knives, utensils, paper goods..also checked expiration dates on canned goods..
Then off I went, Nikon fully charged..list ready.
The day was gorgeous!.
stopped by my favorite weed patch to see the butterflies..
so hard to capture..

we zipped out to the beach.. to see the waves..

the surfers..

and Bikers..
Thunder Beach weekend..(an annual event)
most were very courteous..

such beautiful Motorcycles..!

filled my gas tank..always do this to be ready to evacuate..
stopped by the grocery store for bread and milk..
back to the beach for more pics..

by now..the sun was getting low...
joined this group of sunset watchers...

for this....
back home..
just in time..
the rains came pouring down..
accompanied to the booms of thunder and flashing lightning...
settled in for the nite..
toasty and secure..

wishing you blue skies and sunshine..
Blue Monday
Mosaic Monday
Outdoors Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday


  1. Hello Loui,

    I'm so glad that the storm whimpered instead of roared. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. So glad you're ok. Is there any shelling to be had?

  3. Lovely images of the sea and the clouds.Like how the biker watch the sunset
    And great that the storm turned out to be more like wind!

  4. You've got some fantastic pictures here!! Happy WW!

  5. I especially love the beach photos showing the grasses silhouetted against the waves and sky!

  6. Hi Loui, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  7. So glad that Karen passed us by. Your sunrise picture is gorgeous. Great capture. Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday.

    Jocelyn @

  8. You have such gorgeous photos! I am so thankful that Karen fell apart and we didn't have to deal with a hurricane.


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