Photo Of The Day: Stairway to Heaven

Steps BloggedThe beach at Kitty Hawk on a very sunny, hazy day.  These steps hanging  from over the top of the barrier dune give  you a pretty good idea of what storms do to the beach on the Outer Banks.   Generally speaking, Nor’Easters are worse than hurricanes in that regard because they take so much sand away with their constant grinding wind and surf.

I have an ulterior motive for posting this.  I’m hoping that through osmosis, this might trigger some better weather.  Hey you do what you can do right?  Eastern North Carolina has been blasted for the better part of two days now by wicked storms including quite a few tornadoes.  Lots of folks have been devastated and many growers have lost their livelihoods; strawberry growers in particular.  In that regard we’re quite blessed.  Hope better weather is greeting you this afternoon.  Thanks for the look and have a great evening.

Photo Of The Day: The Gazebo At Duck

Gazebo at Duck Posted to Flickr March 31, 2014The walkway to the Gazebo and the interior were victims of one of the more recent hurricanes that have blasted through here.  Might have been Irene. Now its just a landmark along the shore of the Currituck Sound. I must have waited for 15 or 20 minutes for the sun glow on the water to reach the point I wanted.  One of my better shots from the winter I think.  Nikon D600/ 24-120 f4 lens.

Lots of nasty weather blowing through here tonight. Time was, we only worried about Hurricanes here.  Now with the crazy weather, Tornadoes are becoming much more common.  There were several warnings this evening. It’s like somebody moved Kansas to North Carolina.  When did that happen?

Thanks for the look in and have a great weekend.

March Madness

We were already thinking about publishing tide charts for the fields!   Slow Creek which meanders its way down to the Farm Wetlands usually reflects its name.  Now it’s a torrent.  Out in the fields, you could almost hear the ground gurgling.

And this was before the latest deluge.  Three days of solid, never letting up rain. I have no idea how much.  Our rain gauge tops out at 3 inches.    Thankfully, the severe stuff that spawned all those killer tornadoes ran out of gas in Western North Carolina but not before causing some horrendous damage near Charlotte.  It gave new meaning to March Madness substituting storms for basketball.  So we got lucky.  Just rain.  Probably the most we have seen here since Hurricane Isabelle.  It gave our weather radio a workout blasting off constant alarms.  The animals already knew.  They were lining up in pairs waiting on Noah.   See you next time on most of this same blog.