Monday, September 19, 2011

'Softly Twilight' 3 1/2 x 5 inches, acrylics and charcoal pencil on watercolor paper.
Crazy happenings this summer in Virginia ~ I experienced my first earthquake ever on Monday, August 22nd. I had stayed up late the night before and was sleeping in late when I dreamed I was in the 'Exorcist' movie. I woke up with my bed shaking all around, the walls shaking and rattling. At first I thought the washing machine had the worst unbalanced load ever and was dancing across the kitchen. I ran down the hall and freaked out when I saw the washing machine wasn't even on. About that time, Rob and Suzie the dog ran in the kitchen and Rob hollered 'earthquake'! The house shook and rattled with a deep rumbling sound another 20 seconds before it quieted down. Scary, I know lots of you brave souls have experienced earthquakes, but I pray that's the last one I ever will, they are scary as &^%$# !! Five days later, we had hurricane Irene come crashing through. She raged here for over 12 hours. We got lucky because we only lost half a tree in the front yard but our nextdoor neighbor lost a whole tree in the back yard. There's still lots of damage evident in the area and after a week, everyone in the area got their electricity back on. We got lucky, ours was only out for 2 days. Here's some film images I got of the hurricane. I'm ready for fall now!
Our house and front yard
more destruction in the area, soo many trees uprooted and fallen. :(