Monday, May 28, 2012

BERYL BE GONE !!!!!!!!

No Happy Memorial Day around here.

We are in the midst of almost hurricane Beryl - AACCKKK - this storm came from no where.  I am working today since Memorial Day is not a holiday in our company.  I wish I could capture the tremendous howling wind and waves crashing over the sea wall in front of the historic home where I work.  It is quite a site to behold.  These photos were taken about 2 hours ago and it is much worse now. I have been here since around 9am and the wind has definitely picked up again. You can tell that during the last high tide the water came over the sea wall and flooded into our parking lot.

These shots are taken on the veranda outside my office.

 You can see where the water has come over the sea wall in this shot
Here you can see some of the debris that floated off the river in the high tide and wind - I intend to leave before the next high tide comes rolling in.

Just so my post is not all gloom and doom - here are some fun photos from our rug guilds annual hook-in last Saturday.  We had 25 members and guests attend and that was a pretty good turnout.  Unfortunately we did not have that many finished items displayed but here is a few.

Isn't this 3 D pumpkin cool - DK Becky was working on it at the St Simons Island retreat and it was nice to see her finished pumpkin.  It has a real pumpkin stem - I would love to do a set of these for a fall centerpiece.

I think this is an osprey which was hooked by a guild member - too bad I cut off her hawk next too it.

I'm not sure whose turkey this is but this is a neat seasonal rug and I love the pumpkins in this one.

Isn't this octagonal rug gorgeous - I'm pretty sure it was hooked in a 3/4 cut

This stunning WIP is a scene from a Vermont village.  The maker is a member of our local guild and she is toying with donating this magnificent rug to the local historical society which is actually one of those buildings.  I'm sorry it came out upside down and I did not correct it before I posted the photo.

I wish I could add an updated photo of the angry river now 3 hours after those photos I took this morning - it is really churning out there.

BE GONE BERYL - take yourself back out to sea.


Margaret said...

Wow! I'd thought Beryl was nothing to worry about -- she really did come from nowhere. Stay safe! I hope Beryl goes away fast. :( Love all the pics of the rugs -- so pretty!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Hello Melody...Ooooh, lovely "hook-y" photographs! I do wish that you lived just down the might give me a bit of a rug hooking lesson.
The storm looks to be quite threatening indeed! Please be safe on your way home.
Sending BIG hugs from my beehive...
Judy x

Cari said...

I've been thinking about you all day Mel as I watch the weather!! YIKES !!! All we have here in West Central Florida is wind and humidity. I do wish we could get some rain.

Love the rugs. You have a wonderful and very talented guild.

Hugs dear friend, and stay safe!!

mdgtjulie said...

Storms can be really scary. I hope she goes away soon!!! And the rugs are all interesting. I love the osprey and the octagonal ones best.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Get out of there before the next high tide... and it does sound as if Beryl is going to stick around for a couple of days. What a bummer.
I always enjoy seeing the photos of the rugs... TFS.

Devon said...

I am right there with you,,we got the wind and rain in Orange Park,,not fun and bummer for the weekend,,and your photos are pretty,,

Keeper of the Crowes said...

My thoughts are with you and all who may be affected by Beryl. As always, the pictures you share of the hooked pieces are fabulous. The pumpkin piece is unbelievable!!!

Ellen said...

Yikes, Melody.

Hope all is well down your way and that you odn't suffer any damage or loss of power. Tom talked to his father last night, and he told him all about your weather.

Love all the rug hooking photos!

Jackie said...

With everything I've seen in the news, I'm surprised you had to come into the office today. I hope you're safely home by now!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! That river looks scary and angry. I hope you are safe and working on projects!

Susan said...

Mel, I've been thinking about you all day and hoping you got home safely. We've had a few of those tropical storms in the Philadelphia area and the destruction from flooding can be horrific.

Love the octagonal rug. Thanks for sharing all the pictures!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Mel ~I hope you got to leave work before the high tide once again came in. Hopefully the storm has dissipated.
Be safe, dear friend.
Hugs :)

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

I have had you in my thoughts. I still have nightmares about Hurricane Irene. Sending positive thinking your way. Be safe!

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

I have had you in my thoughts. I still have nightmares about Hurricane Irene. Sending positive thinking your way. Be safe!

Katrina said...

Hope you are safe and dry!!!! Gorgeous pictures of the rugs too :-).

krayolakris said...

Glad you got out safe & sound before you had to float your way home over the river!!! Great snaps!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome pics of the storm, Mel. I hope by now that things have calmed down. Always love seeing the rug projects!