I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hurricane Dregs



Hi everyone! How is your week so far? Here at the beach we're having a delightfully stormy day, as the last tattered remnants of Hurricane Pamela slog through our region. I find it amazing that a storm can make its way all the way here to the US east coast, from far far away Puerta Vallarta ,Mexico! Hard to even imagine. [hurricanes here usually arrive from the Atlantic, coming up the coast from the south.]






Of course I don't want rainy days every day, but now and then is pretty good, I think. Usually I d spend the day working on projects or quilts but today was designated Fall Cleaning Day, and I just wanted to get it done, however futile it may seem as leaves tracked in all day along with wet disgruntled doggy.


It's wet and windy but since Pamela was a tropical storm, the air is rather warm, and soft, almost balmy. Winds SSE at 30 mph. A few minutes ago, the back door, the deck door, blew open, scared me and Mo! "A ghost, mommy!"


Mo is getting used to his raincoat. Yes, he can be bribed.



More pics from our walks this week...































driftwood pumpkins, how cool is that!












Mo's nemeses, his bitter foes! Fence creatures!







this lights up at night, much to Mo's horror.

Wonderfully spooky moon!






Yesterday was crisp and was the first day I was able to wear my thrifted tweed jacket. I layered it over a black tee shirt and my mustard ''boyfriend'' cardi from Target. Wore khaki cargoes, added an embroidered linen scarf in tan/ natural and a vintage necklace: brass oak leaves and acorns, with a few glass acorns. I was so pleased. This is the first time in ages---years?---that I've put on an outfit and felt it looked really great. It made me happy, even if I did look a bit like my mom.

One of my stops was Home Goods. They still, or again, have many glass and mercury glass pumpkins, if you're wanting one. Very inexpensive.



 I love these art glass pumpkins but haven't bought any yet.



See you soon! Be sure to stop by on Halloween, for a peek at a Halloween quilt or two and to see Mo in his costume.

love

lizzy 

gone to the beach....

PS The Gooses, parents only! are now dressed up in---ah, um..FOOTBALL dresses.?!? Hahahaha.
I'm baffled.




Oh and baseball--Mets? or KC?  Mel? Anyone? I'm a Yankees fan, but I'll root for the Mets, usually the kiss of death,lol.














hmmm. 10 PM This just flashed up on all my devices. I never know what the heck I'm supposed to do.  Go out and take a look? Maybe? Stay home? Fine.

Coastal Flood Advisory issued October 28 at 2:21PM EDT until October 28 at 11:00PM EDT New York City - Southern Nassau...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TO 11 PMEDT THIS EVENING...

* TIDAL DEPARTURES...UP TO 2 FT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL LEVELS.* BEACH EROSION... POTENTIAL THOUGH THURSDAY MORNING AT THE OCEAN BEACHES DUE TO 5 TO 8 FT SURF.* IMPACTS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING OF THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR ADJACENT PROPERTIES DUE TO HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE OR WAVE SPLASHOVER. THE MAJORITY OF ROADS REMAIN PASSABLE WITH ONLY ISOLATED CLOSURES. 


4 comments:

  1. That alert looked like a bunch of gobbledy goop to me. How are you supposed to interpret that? Well, hope all is well.

    You got some great sunset pics. And all of those colorful flowers still, just beautiful. Love how everyone decorates the fence for Halloween. Will there be many trick-or-treaters? The driftwood pumpkins are pretty neat. Much more scary than a regular pumpkin.

    We took the kittens to an adoption event last weekend at PetSmart. The shopping center had a Home Goods, so we went in to kill some time. I intended to look for mercury pumpkins, but right inside the doors there was a couch that caught my attention. I have been keeping my eyes open for a new one. Well, we ended up buying it, and I never did make it through the rest of the store!

    Your outfit sounds cute, and it's nice to have 'good' day' in that regard isn't it? I never did get a tweed jacket, but I found a pretty nice corduroy one at the thrift store last year. Mo looks so cute in the pic with his green toy. Oh, and the geese...they never fail to surprise me!!! I'm rooting for Kansas City. I've always had soft spot for them, though I can't for the life of me remember why :)

    Fun post, thanks Lizzy!

    Kel

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  2. A sofa! That s really cool, what a find! Maybe you'll get to go back and look for smaller treasures? How did you get the sofa home? They had great rugs but I didn t think they d fit in the Jeep.

    Mo loves his green baby! I remember when it was way bigger than him.

    KC?!

    I m glad you enjoyed the post tonight.

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    1. Oh, sadly very few trick or treaters nowadays. [I bought a big bag of Reese's Cups just in case.] The village has a parade and party for the children instead. However Mo and I have told ''everyone'' [a few neighbors] that we're Trick or Treating Saturday and we'll have little doggy treats if they come by our house too.

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  3. What a fun post. I love the flowers in Halloween colors.

    Your warning reminded me of the one we're hearing. Sharks are mating right now so there are more sightings and attacks than usual. The newscasters are telling us to "Exercise caution and be aware." Not sure what that means we're supposed to do. Sharks don't swim around with their fin out of the water like they did in Jaws. LOL.

    I hope you have a wonderful Halloween. Hugs to Mo.

    Hunter

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