Today has been a beautiful day in the mountains. Bright sunshine and a gentle breeze. We have taken advantage of this gorgeous day because all predictions suggest we are in for some heavy rains as Hurricane Florence heads our way. Most predictions are for ten or so inches of rain. And our soil is already soaked from near-daily thunderstorms. If there is much wind with the rain, there will be lots of downed trees and power outages. So while we are far better off than most areas of North Carolina, we will definitely feel some effects from the storm.
Lucy does not like rain but she has never been concerned about thunder and lightning. In fact, she loves to sit with us on the screened porch during storms. When Florence's rain fall upon us, she will not like going outside for her necessary trips, but she will love watching the rain from her cozy bed.
Lucy in the front yard.
Mom, I think I smell something
Perhaps you do, Lucy. But we need to come inside now.
Our thoughts go out to those in harm's way, even those who chose to put themselves in greater danger. Large areas of coastal and piedmont North Carolina are getting pummeled with rain, some receiving twenty inches or more. There are already deaths attributed to the force of the hurricane.
We will be fine, sheltered here in the mountains. Our freezer, pantry, and fridge are full and our generator will power the house when the electricity fails. Our daughter is visiting and both she and I love to read. She has her counted cross-stitch and I have my knitting. As for Lucy...she will hate going out in the rain but will otherwise be comfy.
Today's quote is from an anonymous author:
Life is not about how you survive the storm,
It's about how you dance in the rain.
STAY SAFE, EVERYONE
HELP THOSE IN NEED
And dance in the rain every chance you get.