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?
Love that sunset! But where’s the photo of your “palm fronds” hairdo? 🙂
You don’t want to see me with my hair in my eyes, nose and mouth, do you? 😀
It might be good for some great laughs! 🙂
I’m sure it would. 😀
What a gorgeous sunset. Hope the food survived. 😉
Thanks, Elizabeth. The pasta was perfect. 🙂
I’m finally back on line and been thinking about your NJ family. Off to catch up.
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.
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, Inga. Yes, my flying hair is a source of constant amusement to my hubby too. 🙂
Wow I love sunsets they make you feel at peace. Hope all is OK in Manhatten
Thanks, Pommepal. 🙂
Beautiful orange sky. Nice shot! Hope every thing is fine in NJ…
Thanks, Amy. Everything is fine up to the moment. 🙂
Gorgeous images AD. I will hoping for the best for your son and his family. I was wondering about Jake myself.
Thanks so much, Jo. 🙂
Beaut of a sunset, probably courtesy of Sandy even though you were so rudely passed by.
Thanks, Col. This is one time when I don’t mind being ignored. 🙂
As a mouse trapped in a corner might say!
Hoping for the best for everyone in the path of Sandy. Lovely shots AD.
Thanks so much, Madhu.:)
I’ve been thinking about you and Sandy. Glad it passed you without much damage. Hope your son and family will be ok.
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. 🙂
Isn’t Sandy terrible? I hope your son and family are safe.
Yes, I’m sure they’ll be fine. They aren’t on the coast, but are expecting possible powercuts and maybe flooding in their basement.
Hi AD, those palm trees are certainly bendng in the breeze, lovely sunset 😀
Thanks, Chris. Yes, they were really taking strain. 🙂
Love the beautiful sky. … but I imagine your hair is ok now.
Thanks, Frank. My hair is never ok. 🙂
Absolutely fantastic shot, the sky is amazing…it seems like the calm after the storm! Delighted that you´re safe and sound, G 🙂
Thanks so much, Giana. All is well here, but I’m holding thumbs for our son.
Beautiful sunset… I hope everybody is in safe… Thank you dear AD, love, nia
Thanks so much, nia. So far, so good. 🙂
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..
Thanks so much, bdt. I hope everything will be ok for everyone in the path of the storm. I’ll be keeping a close eye on the news today.
we are also on the internet news looking to see what is happening… I’m sure you have heard about Port Alfred, East London, Grahamstown and the surrounds … devastating flooding happening there…
Yes I have been reading about it. Awful for them too.
As long as it is a shop of youre choice.
We cannot imagine what it must be like to board up your house or even evacuate.
Well, the “shop of choice” must always be the one closest to where we get parking. 😀 I also can’t imagine being caught in a storm surge situation. My son is prepared with suitable provisions for a long power cut.
What a lovely sunset! Hope your son is safe 🙂
Thanks so much, Tandy. I’m sure he’ll be safe. His house has stood firm for almost a century. 🙂
So happy that all went well in Florida. The sunset photo is beautiful !
Thanks so much, Bella. 🙂
Thanks so much. Glad you liked them. 🙂
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…
…and your son and his family as well 😉
Thanks so much, Diane. I don’t know where Jake lives, but hope he’s okay. I’ve missed him. 🙂
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….
Thanks so much, Suzanne. I had my superfine hair permed for many years, and sometimes am tempted to go back there. It was a lot easier to look decent . 😀
🙂 Tell me about it…….Oh…and I also have very fine hair!
A fellow sufferer! I’m so pleased to meet you. We should start a support group. 😆
Thanks, Steve. 🙂
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. 😆
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. 😀
Shhhh!! Don’t spoil the illusion I have of you, as a fearless, camera-toting, Master Chef. 😆
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…
Good luck, Gemma. Thinking of you all. Take care. xx
I hope Jake is having a nice holiday 🙂
Yes, I hope so too. I’m missing him. 🙂
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.
Thanks so much for your concern, Pc. I’m sure he’ll be just fine. 🙂
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 😉
Thanks, TA. No, the pasta was perfectly cooked. 🙂
We enjoy the warmth of autumn, beautiful colour sunset. Fantastic photo collection @Adin 😀
Thanks so much for the visit, Della Anna. I’m so glad you’re having a lovely autumn so far. 🙂
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.😒
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!
Hope your sister and family are safe from the storm, Nicole. Holding thumbs for everybody concerned.
Thanks! They are doing ok since it is going mostly north now. We’ll see what pans out. Hard to believe that NYC and DC are shut down! Crazy, isn’t it?! Hope the sunshine has returned for you! 🙂
It is crazy, and I’m watching the news in fascinated horror.
Beautiful, and I hope Sandy heads on out over the ocean. I’ve been wondering about Jake too, he’s usually here on Saturday.
Thanks so much, Gilly. Sunday just isn’t the same without Jake’s theme to ponder over. 🙂
Now the South Easter here looks like a breeze of the gentle kind!!
That sounds more like it, newsy. 🙂
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. 🙂
Beautiful Sylvia! Definitely worth risking the pasta for. Here’s hoping the hurricane doesn’t do too much damage. 🙂
Thanks so much, Adrian. 😉
Hello, AD!!! what a gorgeous sunset, thank you for sharing it!! Hope the hurricane has passed you all by. xx and hugs!
Hi there, sweet thing. 🙂 Thanks for the good wishes and the love. *hug* xx
That is indeed a sunset worthy of a bit of burnt pasta 😉
Hope the hurricane does not do too much damage!
Thanks so much. Just waiting to see what happens up at our son’s place tomorrow. Holding thumbs for everyone up there.
Thanks so much. 🙂