Monday, September 17, 2018

The “Clouds” before the Storm

I went for a walk to take pics of the gorgeous sunset the night before Hurricane Florence rolled through the mountains.

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We have had a steady rain but no high winds. So we are in good shape in the Asheville, NC area.

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The sunset is always spectacular.

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These are all taken the same evening.

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I went out again later and the clouds were low on Mt. Pisgah.

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And the clouds were laying heavy over the Blue Ridge mountains.

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I take pics from our balcony and from the parking lot.

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But honey, could you go higher to get a better view?

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And take a selfie while you’re up there!

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Hahahahaha!

NO….this is NOT my HONEY! But it’s my neighbor up on the roof getting a better look at the storm clouds rolling in.

I’ll just stay down here and take my photos….thank you very much!

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I hate to say this….but I’m going to have to take a break for a couple of weeks. We are helping with a family matter and it’s taking all of my time and energy right now. I don’t like to post pretty pics and not have time to visit all my blog buddies. So I’ll take a little break and be back soon.  We’re safe and sound and I hope all of you are too!

Have some fun while I’m gone and tell me all about when I get back! I’ll want a full report….with details! heehee!

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

43 comments:

Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures! I LOVE sky pictures and these are gorgeous! Glad you are safe. I'll miss you while you are gone but look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.

Sandra said...

hope to see you back soon and that family matters are not to bad and go away quickly. men can be so CRAZY.. why do they stand on roofs? beautiful skies

Maggie said...

I'm glad that you're safe and sound away from Florence and all that terrible storm damage. We went RV'ing in the Asheville area one time and when we woke up the next morning there was snow on the ground, well it was March!
Hope you manage to resolve the family concerns satisfactorily and come back to blogland with more pretty pictures soon.
Happy MM.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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Arlene Grimm said...

Take care of your family....that is most important. We will miss your posts and look forward to catching up when you return.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Happy y'all didn't experience any of the power outages and other inconveniences that sometimes accompany storms. Your cloud photos are so pretty! I'll miss you while your attention is elsewhere. Peace! :D

Susie said...

Diane, I loved all the sky shots. I will pray for you and your family. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

We will miss you but understand at times we all need 'away' time. Take care of youself and we will look forward to your return.

Red Rose Alley said...

These are such pretty sunsets, Diane. Very mysterious with the clouds. It seems that many states are having these storms right now. Take care, and I hope all goes well with the family matter you are helping out with. : )

love, ~Sheri

Sandy said...

Take care Diane. I will be praying for you.

Snap said...

Take care of yourself. Glad Florence didn't mess with your time in Asheville. Lovely shots and I agree with you -- no I'm not going up on the roof. We'll be here when you return to welcome you back!

Vee said...

Glad that you fared well. Have a good break. What kind of details are you looking for?😉

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am glad you are safe (am way behind and didn't know you'd done your annual migration up north) ... so being so behind in my reading saved me from worrying about you ;>). Take care of yourself too as you help with family. And *definitely* don't climb up on any rooftops, coming storm or no.

Terri D said...

Take care of business and come back when you can! Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Danice G said...

More awesome photos. So glad the storm did not damage your house. Praying for you with the family matter. Blessings.

Sam I Am...... said...

Here I thought you were safe in Florida! LOL! Love those storm clouds! Stay safe as so much of it is still lots of rain inland. I hope yo u are alright and 'weather the storm' just fine. See you when you return.

gillena cox said...

Luv your sunsets. Happy MM. Thanks for dropping by my blog today

Much🌦💙🌦love

Gina said...

Such lovely photographs, Diane. Yikes - that man on the roof. He is brave! Have a lovely holiday!

Ann said...

Beautiful sunset pictures. I don't think I would be climbing up on a roof for a better look either.
See you when you get back

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Your views are amazing, Diane. I must say that man on the roof scares me! Glad to hear you are safe. Take care of yourself. ♥

happyone said...

Sch beautiful skies. Hope it isn't anything serious and you'll be back soon.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful captures of the sunset. I hope the man was safe on the roof.

I hope all is well and you are back soon.

Happy@Home said...

Your photos are breathtaking, Diane. I'm glad to know that the Asheville area weathered the storm. We got a lot of rain and one little power flicker so feeling very thankful here.
I hope all goes well with your family matters.

Connie said...

Your photos are amazing . . . yes, stay off the roof, we do not want to hear about you getting hurt.
Happy to hear that the storm past by you.
Connie :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Enjoy your blog break. I'll be here when you get back! Hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

Family always comes first, and I do hope you manage to sort out the family concerns.

I enjoyed seeing your photographs here, they are so lovely.
Looking forward to seeing more when you are ready to return to blogland!
God bless.

All the best Jan

Lorrie said...

Thanks for the sky photos. They are so varied and beautiful. I hope the family issues are resolved in a positive way. Hugs to you, Diane.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I had this comment come in and want to publish it here...
I love the beautiful new photos! So glad all is well and you stayed safe. I prayed a lot of prayers for you! Weather still hot. It just thundered, but no rain! My new roof looks good, and I had the weeds pulled and the driveway and sidewalk cleaned. Not perfect, but better! Have a nice time--be sure to rest!! Love, Aunt Helen

Jeanie said...

Sunsets can be so glorious before the storm. I hope you didn't get too much rain and all is buttoned up tight.

Best of luck with your family issues. Things like that deserve your full attention. We'll await your return and your visits -- but in your own good time.

Carla from The River said...

Amazing photos my friend. I am so happy your are safe and well.
Sam is safe as well, we received an ALL CLEAR phone call from him. The storm as passed.
Thank you for the prayers!!
xx oo
Carla

Estelle's said...

Just gorgeous photos of such a magical sky...happy to hear you are safe and sound...take good care!

Jeannie said...

Beautiful pictures! Your neighbor reminds me of my youngest son. He has NO fear of heights and would definitely climb up on the roof for a better picture. I had to keep an eye on him growing up.

Enjoy your break...I will miss you!

Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures, my friend. I always love looking at the sky. And I love the picture of your neighbor...haha :)

Happy weekend! Hugs!

BeachGypsy said...

just dropped in to say howdy my friend and HAPPY FALL!!! These pictures you made are so beautiful!!

Michele said...

Oh, my word your pics of the sunset are breathtaking! WOW!

Hope all is ok - we will see you when you get back. I was MIA a long while too - life happens, that's for sure.

Hugs. See you soon. ♥

The Liberty Belle said...

Nice photographs.

handmade by amalia said...

Great photos. And good to hear that you are all safe.
Amalia
xo

Cherdecor said...

Gorgeous pictures, Diane! I do love the one of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Glad to hear you are safe and sound. Family is always first.

Angie said...

Wow. Those pictures are just bursting with color - and I love how it kept changing … Glad you are safe, and that you can say the same for your neighbor. The lengths some people will go to for a picture!!! Not me! Take your time getting back to blogging … family comes first!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que preciosas fotografías!!!!

Janey and Co. said...

Great cloud shots. I agree...stay off of the roof! My daughter is in Charlotte and her Mother in Law is still with them. She evacuated from Wilmington.

Hootin' Anni said...

Gorgeous!

Diane...hope your family matter will be okay sooner than later!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ever so glorious. I don't think the roof is the best idea - hope he didn't slide off - silly neighbor. I'm trying to catch up on blog reading - Sept. was a very hard month for us, but I'll catch up soon.