Friday, September 19, 2008

SkyWatch Friday (my tenth) -- Hurricane Ike -- Comes and Goes

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Calm before the storm (last week's Skywatch),
September 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM


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Storm clouds brewing, September 12, 2008 at 11:51 AM

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Peaceful, yet troubled sunset,
September 12, 2008 at 6:35 PM

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Ike has arrived (taken from our upstairs back balcony)
September 13, 2008 at 7:55 AM
(my one minute [Jim1Jim1] YouTube with the above scene)

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We have endured,
(note the broken horse apple tree on the right)
September 15, 2008 at 7:41 AM.

Now ten million plus are enduring, some not in as good shape as us. Five million plus are were in the Houston/Galveston area. Check here for our status (we do have electricity today and will return home over the weekend).

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27 Comments:

At Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:29:00 PM, Anonymous luna miranda said...

great shots of Ike. i'm glad you were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset despite the destruction of the storm.

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:33:00 PM, Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Not participating, but wanted to comment. Yikes! I'm glad you are all okay. Have a great day. :)

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:57:00 PM, Blogger Ivar Ivrig said...

Wonderful series of shots. Well done:-)

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 1:06:00 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Jim,
Great photos ! I am glad you will be able to return home ! I know how it feels, I was gone 3 weeks after Katrina. This year Gustav did a little damage to the house(photos on blog) we where gone for 4 days. We got power back right away since we are on the same line as the fire dept. So my house was the place for everyone for a week after.

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 3:09:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

This was some experience, eh, Jim? I heard from another friend down there who has been without power for several days. Not the worst of storms, but plenty powerful and damaging.

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:13:00 PM, Blogger Lapa37 said...

I'm glad all is well after that monster of a storm.

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:31:00 PM, Blogger Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm glad you have electricity again, Jim. Ike was so terrible it made the news over and over here in Canada. Let's hope no more hurricanes like that make landfall!

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:27:00 PM, Blogger bobbie said...

I'm very glad you are OK. The short video is neat. Great series of photos

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:50:00 PM, Blogger Larry D said...

Interesting series of shots, glad folks down there are getting things back to normal.

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:50:00 PM, Blogger WillThink4Wine said...

Glad you made through, Jim and Mrs. Jim. I really mourn all damaged trees, so I am very sorry about your broken horse apple tree. (I confess that I have never heard of a horse apple tree!)

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:53:00 PM, Anonymous shutterhappyjenn said...

I am glad you're okay. Some times, mother nature can give us a heavy blow, but once its over, it's beautiful.

My entries are here and here. Happy weekends!

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:56:00 PM, Anonymous ellen b said...

Whoa Jim, I'm glad you are all ok and that you were spared a lot of destruction. Glad you got electricity back now, too...

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 7:28:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Horse apples have been on and off my regular blog, this is my favorite post (the tree that split is at the bottom):
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2006/07/misfits-here-be-ye-kind-one-to-another.html
You could search that blog for "horse apple" for more.
..

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 7:59:00 PM, Blogger babooshka said...

Such varied images. WE moan about the rain in the uK, but it's nothing to what you guys have had.

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 9:53:00 PM, Blogger Indrani said...

Hi Jim, I am glad you are fine. Feeling sorry for the people taking the brunt of the storm. I hope everything settles down fast.

Great shots and a good YouTube clipping.

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 10:44:00 PM, Blogger Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful pictures I am glad you are all oK!

 
At Thursday, September 18, 2008 10:50:00 PM, Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

I knew we'd be seeing lots of shots from last weeks storms... I'm glad you are fine and feel so sorry for those that did and still are suffering the efects of this.

A great Sky Watch post for sure.

 
At Friday, September 19, 2008 2:55:00 AM, Blogger RuneE said...

A very nice series - glad you endured!

 
At Friday, September 19, 2008 3:38:00 AM, Blogger Arija said...

Glad you got through it and were able to take pictures to prove it.

 
At Friday, September 19, 2008 9:12:00 AM, Anonymous gen/entry here said...

Very pretty shot sunshine after the rain is pretty...

 
At Friday, September 19, 2008 10:37:00 AM, Blogger Minkydo said...

Great series.

 
At Friday, September 19, 2008 11:24:00 AM, Anonymous Donna said...

Well Done! But Scary, wasn't it...stay safe!

 
At Friday, September 19, 2008 4:29:00 PM, Blogger peppylady said...

I been watch the news and of course they covered "Ike" but I've never seen a Hurricane or a Tornado but seen plenty of snow in North Idaho.

Mine is up and the coffee is on.

 
At Friday, September 19, 2008 7:00:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

You endured with an incredibly beautiful sky when it was all over!

 
At Friday, September 19, 2008 8:16:00 PM, Blogger Dianne said...

the power of nature always amazes me!

incredible photo series

 
At Monday, September 22, 2008 5:36:00 PM, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

Jim, that's quite a series. Glad you survived the storm! That is one beautiful sunset you captured there.

 
At Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7:06:00 AM, Anonymous Reluctantfarmchik said...

Great series of shots - nicely done. Especially the sunset one.

 

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