Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Damage

Yesterday, Hurricane Irene hit the Virginia coast. Since we're more than 200 miles from the coast, all we got was wind. Yesterday's sky looked like this:

Toward the SE

Toward the NE

A little more east. Smith Mtn.  is visible.

The wind blew all day. Sometimes it howled.  With all those ominous clouds,  I thought surely some rough weather would blow in, but it didn't. We were hoping for rain, but we got only sprinkles, so our drought continues. Yesterday evening's sky was pinkish-gray. The photo below doesn't do it justice:

This morning, however, I found evidence that we'd sustained a bit of damage:

Two—yep, two—plants were overturned on the front porch. Well, I immediately started the cleanup proceedings and eventually had everything almost back to normal.

Almost back to normal. I still have to sweep up the pile of potting soil.

A lot of folks were not as lucky as we were. 



Blogger Kimberly said...

Your damage was a bit worse than at our house. We only had a ficus tree turn over on the front porch.

I tried to capture the pretty pink sky last evening and no matter how I changed my camera settings, I just could not get it.

Was Jim-Bob able to go into his office yesterday since we had such violent weather?

3:13 PM  
Blogger Becky Mushko said...

Jim-Bob only spent a few minutes in his office. He preferred instead to patrol under the bushes and occasionally visit his undercover agent spot in the modo grass.

4:22 PM  
Blogger CountryDew said...

I'm glad that is all the damage you suffered. We had winds but nothing damaged.

8:53 AM  

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