|Our lovely Saturday morning walk|
|Teddy Bear sunflowers|
I feel sorry for our neighbors, who are having an outdoor wedding today. It should stop raining before their hired band plays at 8:00pm tonight, but I have to say the rain will make for some fun stories for them to tell their children many years from now.
My sister Norma Jean is hunkering down in her daughter's rented house in Tampa. And now, the forecasters are saying that the hurricane has moved from the middle of the Florida coast to the west, where she is. She had to leave her mobile home because of mandatory evacuations, but now I'm worried that she has not yet reached a safe place. At least this area is not under evacuation orders. At least not yet.
I will keep Norma Jean and her daughter in my prayers, together will all of the residents in Irma's path.ReplyDelete
Isn't rain a welcoming sight after weeks of dry weather.
I await Irma as well and plan to go to my SIL's. Scary stuff given the size of this hurricane. I hope Norma is safe. Rain must feel like a returning friend.ReplyDelete
My sister-in-law lives in Tampa and are staying (at this point it would be senseless to leave as they could be stuck on the road when it hits). Unfortunately, they really aren't prepared - no plywood, etc. I will keep your family in my prayers. Let's hope this one fools us all and heads back out to sea.ReplyDelete
Hope and pray your sister and her family are safe during the storm, Jan. Will keep them in my prayers.ReplyDelete
Wish we'd get some rain here in Portland. It keeps looking like it's going to....ReplyDelete
I will add Norma Jean to those in Irma's way I am holding in my heart. I hope she and her daughter are fine.ReplyDelete
Rain? Send some this way. Please.
Oh, dear, a mobile home wouldn't be a safe place during a hurricane. I am heartbroken for those who cannot make it out of Florida for this storm.ReplyDelete
My son is appreciating the rain in Vancouver. I hope your sister finds a secure place to hide from the storm.ReplyDelete
I'll add her to the list of people I'm thinking of! Hope she's ok.ReplyDelete
Almost no rain here, just sprinkles for a short time this afternoon.ReplyDelete
Tampa may now be in the eye of the storm. I sure hope your family stays safe and makes it through. Property damage is a certainty.
Keeping your sister, Norma, in my thoughts and prayers D J....I know just how concerned you are.ReplyDelete
Those sunflowers, such an appropriate name for them, they DO look soft and cuddly, don't they?
Never have seen sunflowers like that.ReplyDelete
I hope they will be okay in Tampa! Prayers for your sister and her family.
Am surprised by the number of brown leaves that have already fallen. Autumn is definitely on its way. I have never heard of or seen sunflowers like that. They are beautiful. Will be thinking of everyone in Florida over the next 48 hours.ReplyDelete
I planted some like that but I think the deer have had them for a snack before they bloomed! We have leaves falling here too:)ReplyDelete
Sure hope Norma Jean has found a safe place. It was a surprise to the west coast on the sudden turn. I have family on both coasts and am watching the storm closely. My sister in West Palm was terrified, now not so much but my nephew in Bonita Springs is on the move. Such a nasty girl Irma is. Prayers for both our families.ReplyDelete
I've never seen those either. I can see how they get their name with their tight fluffy heads. And I see you caught some real bears below too!ReplyDelete
Hope your sister and her daughter are okay. I was in Miami for 3 days in 2013 and had a great time.ReplyDelete