Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy — your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
~ Annie Leibovitz
The wind moaned and howled through the night, and it has been rockin’ it today. 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. I am amazed at how the trees manage to stay upright.
M made it out to the dock late yesterday and said there were some downed trees. I won’t be going that way until the wind calms.
M and I went out for a walk together this morning while the wind was raging and the rain was falling sideways. It was a misty rain, but the wind was blowing it so hard that it had a sting to it when it hit the skin of my face. We stayed away from the tall trees for the most part, just peering into the woods to see if the trail was flooded yet (it wasn’t when I took the photos, but was beginning to flood along the sides near the marsh grasses). The water in the marsh was at higher than usual levels. The meadows have some flooding going on as well.
I took Lulu, my little point & shoot camera for this walk. Taking the Canon out in weather like this is asking for dust on the sensor or worse. With the rain misting and the wind blowing, everything has a soft blur or edge to it. The greens are really popping, too. I had to tone them down in Photoshop.
We still have coastal flood advisories. Assateague Island on the Maryland end remains closed, and now the Chincoteague Causeway has been closed due to flooding so you can’t get to the island from the Virginia end, either. It’s probably best not to be at the beach right now. The National Weather Service continues to warn about elevated water levels and large waves due to Joaquin whose presence is still felt even though he will be passing us by.
You might be wondering why this is more than a Silent Sunday post. One of my projects for the month of October is to take a walk every day and post about it since October means Walktober. I don’t know if I’ll get around to posting every day (I’ve already missed one day), but I will be walking. The weather should be settling down in a day or two which will make these walks more pleasant.
That should do it for today’s walk. Thank you for joining me. I don’t think we’ll see a sunset tonight although I am thinking of making my way down to the Point if the wind lets up a little. I’d like to see what the wind and waves are doing, but we have to pass through a wooded area to get to the Point. The trees are close to the road and, for all I know, some may be lying on the road. It’s also possible the road is flooded, or will be flooded at the next high tide (which is sometime around 7:30 this evening). I’ll have to go fairly early since sunset is now at 6:41 PM which will also help me avoid the high tide flooding. M and I haven’t gone anywhere except around the property since the storm started. It would be nice to get out, but it might be prudent to wait. We’ll see.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂 And be safe, too.
Today’s joys: Letting the wind lead us on our walk this morning; splashing in puddles; interesting mushrooms dotting the lawn and pushing up near the trees at the edge of the woods; a beautiful salad for lunch; warm and cozy shelter from the storm, and someone special to share it with.