What a lovely sunset last night.


Yesterday was really windy here, but thankfully, Sandy passed us by without pausing to consider what damage she could inflict. We are so spoilt in South Africa with inside parking at most of our malls, and one thing I have to get used to again here, is the fact that one has to park outside, and then get blown into the store of your choice. Yesterday, I made my grand entrance into J.C. Penney, with my hair looked just like these palm fronds. I’m so tempted to get it cut short, but then I wouldn’t recognise myself. :)

The pasta on the stove, was abandoned last night, whilst I rushed outside to capture this wonderful sunset for you.

This morning we were chatting to our son in New Jersey about the threatening hurricane. He won’t be going into work in Manhattan tomorrow, and is expecting the worst, but hoping for the best. They’ve been stocking up on non perishable provisions, as last year, their house was without power for over a week. He’s wishing that he’d bought a generator a couple of weeks ago, when the thought crossed his mind. Now, I’m sure one can’t be had for love or money. Good luck to everyone up there. I hope Sandy is merciful.

Btw: I’ve been watching out for Jake’s new Sunday Post theme, but haven’t seen one. Have I missed it, or is he just MIA this week?

 

 

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93 comments on “What a lovely sunset last night.

    • Great to see you again, footsy. They’re all fine, but still without power. I’m just so thankful that they were spared, looking at the heartbreaking CNN footage of the terrible devastation in some areas.

  1. Haha, the description of your hair just made me picture it in my head. Sorry, probably but that funny for you. The sunset shot is so beautiful. :-)

    • Thanks so much for your concern, Hopestar. I’m sure my son and family will be just fine, but the storm hasn’t really hit yet. Thankfully he’s not in the evacuation area. :) Hugs to you. :)

  2. I hope everyone is safe on the eastern sea board… if it’s anything like whats happening on ours.. where a state of emergency has been declared in the Port Alfred area.. I feel sorry for them… be safe people..

    • Well, the “shop of choice” must always be the one closest to where we get parking. :D I also can’t imagine being caught in a storm surge situation. My son is prepared with suitable provisions for a long power cut.

  3. I hate windy weather. I went through a tropical storm in Cairns in the late ’90s and it was very unpleasant. Having said that – the ‘eye’ went directly over the top of our house and it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen – everything was a brilliant gold colour (it would have been an amazing photo opportunity had I thought of it at the time). I really hope Jake and his family remain safe…

  4. Beautiful Sunset!!!!!!!! Hoping, hoping, hoping for the best for your son……as far as the “windy” weather of Florida…now you know why I permed my hair….I finally gave up trying to have it look decent after time on the beach…or just walking to my car in the parking lot…so…curls….

  5. Excellent sunset Sylvia! I hope that pasta did not get soggy.
    Sending good thoughts up to your son in NJ, I know how things can go up there with no power and lots of unwanted water.

    • Thanks, Phil. No, the pasta was perfectly al dente, and very delicious. :) Thanks for the good wishes for my son. Spoke to him a short while ago, and he’s apprehensive but upbeat. Little Sienna is “very excited to see the big storm.” :)

      • Glad to hear the pasta did not meet an untimely demise.
        Just finished some ourselves. I made chicken breast with garlic, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, and capers in a lemon and white wine sauce over angel hair pasta. Yummo!
        Still hoping all goes well up in NJ.

    • That sounds absolutely yummy. You’re obviously a whiz in the kitchen. If you run out of alligators and birds, you can always start a cookery blog. :lol:

      • Well the coooking blog might be a good idea except I would quickly run out of interesting recipes. Today’s post about which frozen pizza I’m tossing in the oven may not be a huge hit in gourment cuisine world. :D

  6. Battening down the hatches here. Hoping for the best, for us and everyone concerned. These photos are beautiful. Maybe I’ll print them and stare at them the next few ‘rainy’ days. Be seeing you…

  7. I’ve been watching Sandy’s progress on Google Earth. Lucky it missed you and I hope it moves out to sea before it gets to your son’s area.
    Still raining on and off at the KZN coast.

  8. Those trees look like they’re going to be uprooted at any second! And that’s a stunning sunset, I hope you didn’t end up with burnt pasta while you were trying to please us ;)

  9. You made me laugh when you said you “get blown into the store of your choice.” LOL

    Hope things work out for everyone with Hurricane Sandy.

    No, I haven´t seen Jake around, either. Hope he is OK.

    • Windy weather is my absolute worst, Marianne 😒
      I also hope that Jake is okay I’m quite worried for my son’s house,but what will be, will be.😒

  10. Glad you are safe! My sister leaves near Virginia Beach so is gearing up. As for Jake I think he missed a theme. You are right! I haven’t seen one and it is Sunday!

  11. You’re getting the pretty part of Sandy… (her backside?) Very lovely sunset, I’m sure the pasta survived long enough for the shot. I’m also on edge about the nasty hurricane with so many friends in her path. Hoping she turns out to be over-hyped again.

    We, on the other hand, had a tsunami advisory from that earthquake in British Columbia. It was after sunset, so i wasn’t even tempted to go to the beach. They expected only a mild rise to the waves which might have been worth seeing if there had been any daylight.

    • Yes, we got off very lightly. I do hope that all the hype is proved wrong, but we wait with baited breath.
      Glad you wouldn’t risk going to the beach if there was any hint of danger. :)

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