Here is our view from my folks porch during the storm. Surfable waves on the lake and just a bit down from them - waves were crashing over the bulkheads. Trees bending and yep - my dad forgot to take down the bird feeders but they came thru just fine.
This photo was take from mom's dining room on Friday afternoon at the height of the storm.
I am so thankful for all our safety.
We did have a near miss at our house. Just look how close this 60 ft Laurel oak tree came to hitting our house and it scraped that other 60ft oak all the way down but didn't seem to hurt it. It was too big for my DH and DD to try and remove so I had to pay a tree surgeon to come and saw it up and haul to the curb. That's my DH in the background surveying the damage on Saturday when we headed into town to see what damage we might have had. I am just so thankful we left - it would have been horrifying to be there when that tree fell. Our neighbors all around us said it shook the ground and rattled their windows when it fell. Part of the appeal of our area was the beautiful old oaks but they can be so very dangerous. There is utter devastation all our NE FL from these trees falling on houses. We were very blessed that day to not be affected in any way.
Most of the time at the lake I was too nervous to stitch and there wasn't enough light after the power went out so I just mostly knitted. This is a beautiful beaded shawlette called Knit Night. My first time using beads in knitting and it's fun ! I'm doing a KAL on this one with DF Henri. The yarn is Vivacious 4py by Fyberspates in the UK and I loved it so much I've ordered more from England.
I'll be back again soon with some fall and Halloween decorating around my house. I hope you are all having fun with Fall . Thanks for coming and visiting and please do leave a comment, I sometimes wonder if people are reading blogs any more.