Monday, 29 October 2012

Before The Storm Called Sandy...

Last Thursday, was a glorious day at the Lake...

As I mentioned in an earlier post...it was 27 degrees, sunny and hot!!!

There were a lot of leaves down, when we first arrived...

The deck needed to be swept...

Sidewalk needed to be swept...

And then.....I was free to walk around, and see if anything was still abloom...[note....I am wearing my flip-flops!]

And.......

I was pleasantly surprised by what I
found....     


Even the Cranesbill Blue Geraniums had a few blooms...

Fresh Bunch of Green Parsley...


One of my many geraniums still flowering...



The Moon could be seen during the day...

We rake the leaves onto a tarp, and then drag it down to the beach to the bonfire...


One lonely pink hollyhock...

Very surprised to see this Double Datura...

Did you know that the Lily-of-the Valley have tiny red berries in the Fall??


This is the last of the small tomatoes...after Sandy who knows what will be left???

Took the Summer screens off one side of the sunporch...decided to leave it open...as the repair work is due ANYTIME now...




Had a Fire Friday night....it was starting to get chilly...and we had had a firepit on Thursday night...




             This was how it looked when we left on Saturday....
                 Had rained overnite...
                      Not too windy...more from the north
                            Lots more leaves down...



             Hopefully the "Old Girl" will come thru "Sandy"...

                 At least the wind is coming from the north...

                      If from the South...across the water...it gets really messy..


            I hope you all keep safe and warm...

               We will all have something to write about....

                   Take care my friends...

                      Cheers!   :o)
                         linda    

13 comments:

  1. I hope the weather is kind to your lovely place on the beach! Take care!

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    1. Thanks Jacqueline...fingers crossed!

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  2. I'm not surprised to see blooms this late as we've had quite a mild fall so far. My lobelia is still blooming even after several frosts. I like your photo of the fireplace with the candles glowing in the foreground. So cozy. Blessings for safety in the storm.

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    1. Some of my milk glass containers...they do emit a lovely glow, don't they??
      Hope you are safe as well...

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  3. Did you see the live video of the waves in Erie, PA? With the wind coming out of the north, the shore down there is taking a beating!

    http://fox8.com/2012/10/29/live-video-massive-lake-erie-waves/

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    1. Erie is around the lake from us...the fact that this is a north wind is a blessing, as it is blowing out towards the lake...
      Not too bad here at home right now...
      Keep yourself safe, Martha...

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    2. The wind had a wild kind of sound last night, but high in the sky. There are area trees down, but not at our house. We didn't even lose power.
      I have no clue what the forecast is for today, but those waves still look wild in Erie, PA. Lake Ontario is much deeper and the wave don't look near as threatening.

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  4. What are those fuzzy pod thingys? I saw them on my holiday but don't know what they are. I loved them and kept letting the fluffies go.

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    1. Birdie...those are the Native Milkweed...glad you like them..
      I did a post Nov 15,2011...dedicated to the Milkweed...quite a fascinating
      plant...indeed...the fluffies are the seeds!!!
      Enjoy your evening...

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  5. I sure hope you don't suffer any damage with this storm! We have a pesky milkweed here, that comes up underneath the orange and avocado trees, and quickly climbs it's way up into the branches, entangling itself into the trees. It is such a mess. We are constantly pulling them up, before they actually reach the pod stage.
    You have lots of pretty things still growing!
    : ) Kris

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    1. TIme will tell Kris...Sandy still heading towards the Great Lakes...
      How cool to have an avacado tree!!! We eat at least 4 a week....must be great to grow your own!!!

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  6. beautiful pictures.
    and you even included my favorite! sparkling light on the water. i dearly love those!
    they're just magical to me.
    i liked the melancholy feel of the last shot.
    i can't believe you don't live at this beautiful retreat year round.
    but then i don't know how close the nearest town and groceries, etc. are.
    i hope sandy doesn't pay you a devastating visit. surely she'll run out of steam when she
    hits enough land. we can hope anyway.
    cheers and hugs,
    tam

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    1. it is the nowhere...20 minutes either way to 2 small towns...but that is why we love it...solitary but cosy...

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