A gift of a day

I went out to the beach today, more in an effort to calm my anxiety over this pending storm headed our way than for my weekly photo hike. Skipping around to various locations, I was heartened to see tourists and locals still out enjoying the sand and sun. I even happened upon a small beach […]

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Storm prep

Woke up Saturday morning to the news a tropical depression>storm>likely hurricane was developing in the Gulf… oh joy. If it is going to build into a full-fledged hurricane, forecasts say it should happen within the next 48 hours. Shit… I’ve already started my to-do list for final house prep should that become necessary, but hoping […]

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Storm ready

It rained hard Thursday night, and the skies were still threatening the next morning during my photo hike. The 2012 Hurricane Season was officially open, even though there have already been two named storms. While unusual, it’s not unprecedented for storms to form before the traditional opening day, and even in recent years, extend past […]

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A cornucopia of corn

When I began sorting through all the food in my freezer, in preparation of the coming hurricane season, I found – much to my dismay – an overabundance of corn, both in cut and cob form. *note to self: do not buy any corn for at least 12 months. I loathe to throw it out, […]

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Greetings from Florida

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30. To date, two named storms – Alberto and Beryl – have already formed off the U.S. east coast. My family has lived along the Gulf Coast of Florida since 1995. Our late summer arrival was neatly tucked between Hurricane Erin and Hurricane Opal, both […]

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Knocking down sand castles

“I should have taken ‘before’ pictures.” That was my first thought when I finally had a chance to witness the extent of the destruction. My second thought was, “Well, shit!” Of course foresight being what it is, I had no way of knowing there would ever be an ‘after’ moment and a need, a fervent […]

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