Friday, August 08, 2008

SkyWatch Friday (my fourth) -- Edouard, the little storm that barely could, before and during

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Out our front door (Montgomery, Texas), facing the north. Generally we don't see pretty red sunrises in the north, they are in the east-north-east in the summertime, east-south-east in the winter.

What caused this was that the sun was already up at 5:37. However the sky was so dark in the east with
Tropical Storm Edouard that its red rays would only shine through the clouds way over here, and to the north of us!

You might call it The Day of Edouard. That storm pretty much fizzled before it even got here, inland about 80 miles from where it entered.
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And this picture of the rain is from our balcony. It started about 10:00 AM and lasted until almost dark. The picture here was taken at 1:32 PM, after two and half hours of steady rain it still hadn't pooled on the golf course.

We were soooooo dry here that with a light rain like this it all soaked in for quite a while.
Click here to see a Texas sized rain making puddles in our back yard golf course!

And no, we didn't lose electricity, and the wind barely blew.

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21 Comments:

At Thursday, August 07, 2008 9:16:00 PM, Blogger CaBaCuRl said...

Sometimes the anticipation of storm can be scarier than the storm itself, thankfully.

 
At Thursday, August 07, 2008 9:29:00 PM, Blogger Mary said...

That is a beautiful sunrise!

 
At Thursday, August 07, 2008 9:33:00 PM, Blogger Leora said...

Glad to hear that little storm just puffed and puffed and did not much.

Love the path on the top one, leading one's eye upward, until finally we see the lovely pink.

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 12:15:00 AM, Blogger CaBaCuRl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Jim. The sculpture called Vane was acquired as a permanent feature.It's made of stainless steel & is really spectacular...perfect for a spot 5 metres from the sand.

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 4:03:00 AM, Blogger Ivar Ivrig said...

Nice photos. I can see your GPS. I also use my Nüvi 660 when I go flying. Always nice too see where you are :-)

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 5:32:00 AM, OpenID ilanadavita said...

Beautiful photo.

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 8:11:00 AM, Blogger Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That's a fantastic photo. Pretty colors and I really adore the little path...
Mountain Retreat

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 9:05:00 AM, Anonymous Tommy V said...

nice photo and colors

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 10:02:00 AM, Blogger the teach said...

Well, I'm glad Edouard fizzled out! I heard that up here in the Northeast! Whew!

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 10:12:00 AM, Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing sky Jim!! That is just too gorgeous for words. I'm always in awe of such beauty.

And the puddles in the golf course. I've seen worse when the clouds opened during the monsoon season in Arizona, but like you say...it is a puddle...A TEXAS sized puddle. In Arizona, we'd consider that a lake. [kidding!]

Have a terrific Friday and thanks for the invite.

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely sky. How nice Edouard fizzled out before it reached you. YES! That's fabulous news. ;-)

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 10:32:00 AM, Blogger pts said...

beautiful!

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Rambling Woods said...

Well that is ironic because some places here lost power from a thunderstorm. Beautiful area you live in Dr. Jim...

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 12:11:00 PM, Blogger storyteller said...

What a wonderful confluence of events contributing to this beautiful sunrise!!! It looks like the sky is on fire in the first. How fortunate that Edouard ‘fizzled’ … but I enjoyed the ‘misty’ skies of the second photo. I’ve share two shots of ‘sunrise on a cloudy day’ in my neighborhood today at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 2:42:00 PM, Blogger WillThink4Wine said...

Speaking as an Ex-Floridian of 31 years and many hurricanes, you got the best kind of hurricane - much needed rain!

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 3:36:00 PM, Blogger Petunia said...

Really nice!!!

Petunia's SWF

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 4:42:00 PM, OpenID Sherry said...

Those are great photos. Beautiful sky colors in the first one. Glad to hear that you didn't have a damaging storm.

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 10:52:00 PM, Anonymous Tootie said...

I think the sunrise picture is very nice. I especially like the one with the flowering tree in it. You have a beautiful view!

Tootie

 
At Friday, August 08, 2008 11:13:00 PM, Blogger Raven said...

Lovely photos. Glad that Eduard was a well behaved storm. My favorite kind.

 
At Saturday, August 09, 2008 11:45:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Edouard, you tempest in a teacup, you made for some darn good photos.

 
At Sunday, August 10, 2008 9:19:00 AM, Blogger Louise said...

Both pictures are so pretty in their own way.

 

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