Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sky Watch - Clock and wires

The skies have been beautiful recently, but the times are changing. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake caused very little damage in our area. In fact, Marianne and I did not feel it. There was more damage in and near Washington, DC. The various transportation departments did quick work of inspecting roads, rails and bridges and found no problems. Some chimneys and brick walls collapsed, especially on older, historic houses. Schools in the area were being inspected for structural damage and minor damage repaired. Damage is more extensive in Virginia near the epicenter, but there was no loss of life.

Hurricane Irene is scheduled to visit us Sunday. The present course will cause major damage along the Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware coasts then continue up through New York and New England. Here we should only get some high wind and rain. The beaches will take a pounding and coastal flooding is expected.


Anonymous said...

I must say this is a neat post. I have not been here in a while and it is good to e back and see what you are up to.

Kel said...

what a lot of powerlines along that street scape

Kathiesbirds said...

Looks like a peaceful place!

Sylvia K said...

Of course, I LOVE the first shot, Lew! Beautiful skies and composition! And the second shot of the power lines is all of our reality in the world today! Terrific captures! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


Kay L. Davies said...

I love the clock, Lew. Not so sure about the wires, LOL.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Anonymous said...

Love the blue skies over the town view!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I used to "hate" trying to photograph scenes that contain wires, but I learned to at least tolerate them in street scenes in Mexico.


A man who looked up at the sky
Saw ravens and clouds flying by.
He had to look up,
The sky filled his cup—
He’s my kind of sky-watching guy!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Pearl Harbor sky

Saun said...

Beautiful skies I like the town shot wires and all. Be safe have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

What a charming clock.

forgetmenot said...

The weather will certainly "keep you on your toes"--take care. Love the clock photo. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Anonymous said...

I saw a little notice about the earthquake in our magazine. Nice pictures.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice photos.


shopannies said...

what awesome pictures of the sky above your town come see me at