Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hurricane Ida??? ... In November?

Who would have guessed! For those of us living in this land of wonder and surprises we had (so they say) a hurricane this past weekend. For most of us it was just a really good Nor'easter. The folks at The White Doe Inn are all safe and sound. Lots of rain and enough wind to make the gardens and yard a real mess.

Unfortunately, further south Highway 12 did wash out and traffic was stopped for a couple of days. At the moment it is scheduled to open late Sunday afternoon. This too is routine ... after all how do you keep Mother Nature from tossing up the bountiful ocean waters at high tide? It is a part of the dynamic process that the chosen few living here recognize and appreciate. Since the beginning formation of these islands along the coast of North Carolina it has been nature's way of continuing their existence. The waters wash over the islands to the west side carrying with it sand that builds to the westward. Through the years man has attempted to control and make static these islands for development, roads, etc. But, in the end, Mother Nature comes around several times a year knocking on our shores to let us know that she is still in charge and to take notice!

Storms in our area also have a way of clearing the air. Once past, the weather usually becomes clear, sunny and beautiful. So, come on down and enjoy the beautiful weather and look for the treasures that have also been tossed along the shoreline for us to enjoy.

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