|The sunset this evening during my walk|
Here we sit awaiting Irene. If I didn't tell you that I hope that all the weather forecasters were wrong, I would be lying. I have butterflies in my stomach right now because I don't know what to expect. Well actually I sort of know what to expect, a nor'easter of the likes of which I never experienced before.
I just came back from my early evening walk in the Oyster Rocks development behind the development where I live. The sun was just setting. I took several pictures with my iPhone some of which are on this posting.
There was an eerie calm in the development. Usually on a late, summer August evening such as this some of the folks back there would be cooking out on their barbecue. The happy sounds of relatives and/or friends visiting to take advantage of the last days of summer. No such late summer evening activity this evening among my neighbors in Oyster Rocks. All was quiet except for a long doggie yapping at me from someone's back deck. A sadness created over me. I almost feel like we're waiting to be punished for something.
I could hear the cars on Route 1 streaming north. So unusual because on other summer Friday nights there is almost an unbroken line of traffic streaming south to Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethaney Beach and points south like Ocean City Maryland. However, since Delaware governor Markel declared a mandatory evacuation of all shore points within 3/4 a mile of inland bays, canals and the Atlantic Ocean; the only activity is the steady stream of cars, vans, and travel trailers. One interesting omission in the travel vehicles is the absence of motor cycles. Usually we hear many motorcycles roaring down Rt. 1 to points south during these late summer days. No rude motorcycle racket this summer evening.
Bill helped our neighbors get their generator started. Ours is working and ready to go
Sunny days are forecast for all next week. We will get there. We just have to go through this drama first.
|Just before the sun set the sky was ablaze with this arrow pointed at my neighbor's house.|