Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Calm Before The Storm

It is hard to imagine on a gloriously calm day like today, there is a monster lurking in the ocean, just waiting to pounce.
My heart goes out to all the people affected, by Harvey,  and now Irma lashing her way towards the state of Florida and beyond.
Thinking of flowers, and gardens, and winsome delights at this time seems somewhat paltry and inconsequential.
If you are in the hurricane's path, please adhere to the warnings, evacuate if you are able.
I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless.


L. D. said...

I totally agree with your advice. I hope all can evacuate that need to and there are some who stay must stay safe somehow.

Henny Penny said...

That is so true. It is hard to think about anything except all the people in the path of that huge storm. You take care. Henny

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Perfect advice that I hope is taken! I don't understand why people won't.

But I do hope all is well, and you're having a peaceful weekend! Take care, Jo!

Andrea said...

Yep, I know what you mean. Talking about anything "happy" seems almost rude, doesn't it, when others are suffering so. But to each its season and all of us go through hardships in due course. Keeping all the folks in harm's way close to my heart. xoxo

Betsy Brock said...

It certainly does put everything into perspective when you see people loose everything but their very lives. Praying for all in the path of Irma now.

Winifred said...

Yes looks like a really horrendous time for many people. Hope that it passes quickly and doesn't cause too much damage.
The devastation in the Caribbean has been terrible and their economies are so dependent on tourism.

A lesson for us in the UK not to moan about our weather and be grateful for what we have.

Pam Jackson said...

Days of sitting on pins and needles with what was about to and did hit Fla. Now its moving on up. I have relatives in Georgia that have been without electricity most of the day. Started raining here in Nashville around 7, so far no high winds. I am out in the country house/dog/bird sitting so I am hoping that Mother Nature takes it easy on us. Stay safe.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I worry about all the animals. I worry about the people who just abandon them, I can't get my head around that. I could not live where that stuff happens.
In Michigan we have bad winters but that's nothing compared to all this. Stay safe everyone

Susie said...

Jo, I think there are times when we do or talk about doing things that seem in-important when big troubles are heading our way....It helps some of us deal with the stress. I truly had a miserable time trying to sleep on Saturday and Sunday nights. We have to continue to pray . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Stella Jones said...

I worry about all the animals too. It must be so frightening for them, especially those who are abandoned! Poor people and poor animals. Over here in England we have also been having terrific winds in the last two days but a different reason than the big boy and girl hurricanes over there. I heard one of them touched on Tennessee.