Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Storm That Wasn't Supposed to Hit

Our beach road.
Well this was the storm that wasn't supposed to least not for us. For days the experts had been saying the hurricane was going to swing back in a loop and we would just get a brushing. Were they ever wrong!

With 100 mph winds, The Crooked Little House shook off lots of shingles but otherwise held tight while many of my friends were flooded and stranded.

Once the wind and rain abated, I did manage to get out and do a couple of quick paintings about half an hour ago, 5:30 pm, looking west. It's always so beautiful after a storm. The sun is crystal-bright right now and a soft wind is rustling through the trees.

The bridges are still closed so for a short time there will be very few tourists and the island once again belongs to us. I wonder if this was the plan all along; the island just needing a break from the madness.


  1. Intense! It's lovely fall weather in Memphis, golden with a little chill in the air.

  2. So many areas got flooding and wind that were not supposed to be hit hard. Glad you are safe and painting :)

    1. Thanks Rhonda. It was quite a surprise!