Friday, August 26, 2011

Preparing for the worst....




....and praying for the best.



Hurricane Irene is moving up the eastern coast today and should hit North Carolina late today or early tomorrow (Saturday). I was outside yesterday bringing in anything that might blow away in the yard and moving outdoor furniture to a safer place.



Now we just wait ~






I noticed my American Beautyberry bush was loaded with bright purple berries yesterday when I was mowing the front lawn. It surprised me because I didn't expect to see the purple berries so soon, I think of this more as a Fall berry bush, but then again, Fall is not that far away. These berries are so pretty used in flower arrangements.






My Obedient plant (in the first photo) is blooming profusely and the hummingbirds love it.




Well, now we just sit tight and watch the progress of the hurricane and hope this will not be a big one.



Hope all of you have a good weekend, and thinking and praying for all of you along the east coast.





20 comments:

Jan said...

Donna, my prayers are with you, and all of the east coast. Hopefully Irene will head out to sea again, and do her venting there.
Lovely photos~~~

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Good luck...I hope that it the storm will lessen before it reaches you. It must be very frightening.

Pondside said...

...thinking of all of you who are on the storm's path.

Happy@Home said...

I join you in praying that this hurricane will weaken or veer back out to sea.
When I returned from vacation, I was surprised to see how much my beautyberry bush had changed. It looks just like yours. It seemed early to me too, but so pretty.
Stay safe.

MAYBELLINE said...

I don't know if it's better knowing something like a hurricane is coming OR not knowing when an earthquake will hit.

This is probably a piece of cake your hurricane veterans.

Donna said...

Try to be SAFE Friend!!! Sending Bunches of prayers your way!
The berries are beautiful!
hughugs

Cherrie said...

I pray it will not be as bad as it is feared. My prayers are with you!

The Star Gal said...

Keep safe, and kisses to Otis & Riley, of course!! Guess they won't be wanting to go outside & peepee for a while! :-)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Praying that everything goes well for you :)
We've noticed "fall" is coming - we thing sooner than usual, then again, maybe not!
Keep the pups buttoned up tight!
Karla & Karrie

mississippi artist said...

Praying for everyone. My sister and niec and her baby live in New Bern, but I don't think they are leaving. Hoping they will be o. k. too

Mimi Sue said...

We're praying for you Donna! Mimi

Angie said...

I hope you are battened down, Donna. I have family in Richmond, VA, and friends like you scattered all around that area, and all of you are being held close to my heart.
Oh, I have to tell you, I was sooooo excited---I have a baby Beauty Bush and for the very first time it has tee tiny little berries coming on!! I'm absolutely delighted!! Yours' are just gorgeous! AND I have some Obedient Plants too that are in bloom. Aren't they all just a delight??? Stay safe, dear friend.

Jeri Landers said...

Wishing you will have a safe weekend. Bring in those pups and settle in for a stormy day. Hopefully not as stormy as predicted!

Zuzana said...

I hope you survived the storm Donna and that you and your loved ones are safe.
xoxo

CIELO said...

Dear Donna praying for you and yours and every soul who's in the way of Irene.... blessings my friend. Hope to hear from you soon.

Cielo

Catherine Holman said...

Praying that you and your family and your lovely home are fine.
Hugs,
Cathie

Beverly said...

Just checking in to see how you made out during the storm. I hope all is well with you.

Patsi said...

Love the purple berries.

ps little damage here,some roads were flooded and many without power. We still have to clean up the debris and check on any loses in the garden.

Linda said...

Hope you weathered the storm, Donna! XO

cottage art shop said...

Hi Donna, sure hope you and your family made it safely through Irene. Let us know how you are doing as soon as you can.