Goodness. Our weather is never boring. Just a week ago, I wrote about Tropical Storm Fay coming to our area. She was rather pleasant in our area, gusty, sunny and cooler than our normal August weather.
Now, Gustav is coming. His bright white clouds are already here – and although he should directly hit Louisiana (as if storms obey forecasters), we are in the hurricane warning area, too. Gustav is not very thin, so with all the talk on the news about New Orleans, every area on the Gulf Coast, especially East of him, will be affected.
I hope this ugly old fella guarding the Bay will find someplace to hide.
Local stores are closing this evening and will stay closed tomorrow. You should see the store parking lots yesterday and today (full!) and the lines of cars waiting to get gas (long!)! The shelves of our local WalMart Superstore are full if you want raw meat or refrigerated goods, but if you want PopTarts, granola bars, canned soup or Coke, the shelves are empty. It's odd the things people stock up on for a hurricane.
These photos were taken at the Bay on Wednesday (4 days ago). The girls have ballet class downtown on Wednesday afternoons so I went to the nearby Bay to knit. Such a peaceful way to spend the afternoon! Hopefully Gustav will leave it all untouched.
I want many more Wednesday afternoons at the Bay. Can't Gustav just fizzle?