Tropical Storm Ida ~ "Ooh look at these pretty, wispy feathery clouds!" That's what I was saying on Tuesday as I took the three photos above. Little did I know that we were about to be clobbered with around seven inches of rain, flooding and high winds for the next three days, thanks to tropical storm Ida! We were one of the lucky ones though since we didn't lose power... although it almost went off several times. I had the hurricane lamps and candles ready. For the photos below, fast forward to Saturday evening a little after 5 p.m. ...what is that reddish color on the tops of the trees across the road?! Yeaaa, it's the sun, which we haven't seen since Tuesday...and I can see the stars up there tonight, so I know that Ida has finally traveled out of central Virginia! Yeaa, sunshine tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing it again, whew what a soggy week!!