Monday, November 09, 2009

Ida, Ida, Ida

Here are some pictures taken at various points along the Gulf this morning, around say 11 a.m.

Yes this picture and the one below it look alike but they aren't the same picture I promise. The surf was really starting to kick up.

This is from a park along the beach highway, my favorite road in the world. It will be breached if it hasn't already and then be closed for the next two years because my county officials suck.

Here's one of the lifeguard stands on my local beach. You can click on any of these pictures to enlarge, or biggify as Annette would say.

These storms bring out the surfers. This guy was just sitting on the beach and then walking on the beach, I never saw him actually get in the water but trust me there are several surfers out there.

The county just recently started rebuliding our pier after picking their noses over it for quite a few years and of course that decision alone puts us in the path of a tropical storm. You see that big blob of white foamy surf? There are three or four surfers just behind it. The waves are that big.

Dinner is done, I made these:
Going to make a batch of banana bread in a few, using this recipe:
And will probably make one of these too:
Because that's just how I roll.....
Tonight's plan: stitch the night away. No school tomorrow, no where to be, the dogs have special chewy bones for later when the storm comes ashore and makes everyone a little jumpy. The rain is coming down pretty hard right now and I'm guessing the winds will pick up in a few hours. I'm one of those dorks that likes tropical storms, as long as I don't have to leave the house, and I don't so *all is good.
*that feeling is subject to change if we have a lot of tornadoes around 2a.m. and we're sleeping in the hallway.


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love to be inside, cozy and safe during a storm but a tropical storm would set my nerves a jumpin', I do believe. Be well and be safe!

Glenna said...

Best of luck, Melissa, for no blown-off shingles (do you have shingles?) or messy debris. I like storms too, as long as I don't have to be out, and if we don't lose electricity for long. I know from shooting photos of large waves that the waves you're showing are a LOT bigger than the appear in the photos--isn't it interesting how the lens kind of flattens it all out?

Katrina said...

Stay safe and dry. Hope it's not too bad tonight and you get lots of stitching done :-).

Missy Ann said...

Fingers crossed the power stays on!

Anonymous said...

Oooh - thanks for sharing the great pictures! I miss the Gulf - even the stormy bits. Stay safe and enjoy the storm.

Mary in MN

Siobhan said...

Stay safe and dry--and stitch those fingers to the bone! :) Love the pics.

Brigitte said...

I hope there won't be any devastation by the storm. And I hope it won't be too bad so that you can sit and stitch.

Kielrain said...

I just love your pictures of the stormy beach.

I hope you get to enjoy your storm! :)