Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Sort of Calm Before the Storm

My Writing Desk
Confession: I've always loved rainstorms.

 The weather is perfect for writing, like the rain is sending out tons of great ideas that drip down onto your laptop computer (well, not literally of course, because that would suck.)

An Appalachian mountain girl, I've found my career path took me down into the "flat lands" of North Carolina, and just two years ago I found where I believe I truly I belong: the gorgeous coastal town of Wilmington, NC.

But with Hurricane Matthew --- well, let's just say there is TOO much storm.

We've been very fortunate and my hearts and prayers go out to those in hard-hit areas.

My understanding (but I'm not a #WeatherChannel guru) is that #HurricaneMatthew will hit us around early AM Sunday. (My church services at the Episcopal church are cancelled. So with all those Episcopalians running around, you know there's an empty ABC store somewhere.)

But all kidding aside, there was no mandatory evacuation  for our area, so I'm just hunkered down and prepared in case the power does go off.

I'm hoping the wind and rain catch my ideas and let them flow into me...but as it looks, they are all being flowed into the tree outside my window.

Everyone stay safe during the #hurricaneWatch.

And for my family and friends in Asheville. You may not see effects from Andrew, but hold on, you'll have your chance when you get snowed in this winter because #WinterIsComing.

Here are some pre-landfall pictures from #CarolinaBeach. They were taken Yesterday 10-8. The picture outside my window was taken 10-7.





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3 comments:

Carolyn Burns Bass said...

I was thinking of you during the hurricane, hunkered down with your sketch pad or moleskein. I'm glad you came through safely.

Dawn said...

Hey Carolyn.
You'll have to come down for a visit sometime---I know some great food places that would be perfect for one of your articles!

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