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I was going to blog this a.m. about more of my photo’s (yawn)! Really, I know how you feel, I am almost (ALMOST!) starting to bore myself.
I would have shown you a bunch of these. Which, although are pleasing to my eye, are probably a tiny bit over-exposed. It’s better I just lump them all together and give you a quick peek.
Then, I woke up to an email from my sister with the subject line “Neighbors checking their mail!! LOL” and this photo attached.
My sister lives north of New Orleans on Lake Pontchartrain. I assumed these were photos of Gustav she was just getting around to sharing. Unlike Katrina, Gustav’s flood waters only made it to the edge of the porch.
I was surprised (after a couple of back and forth emails), that these aren’t photos of Gustav, it’s Hurricane IKE. That storm that is several hundred miles away heading for Texas did as much flood damage to my sisters property as Gustav.
This is my sister and my (uber-cool) nephews on the front porch (“Hi Guys”).
I am assuming there’s no school today. I guess it’s the water equivalent of a ‘snow day’?
My buddy Heather @ ohmystinkinheck is blogging about Ike as well. She’s has flooding in her area, only it’s NOT water but people. I sure hope people have heeded warnings and are safely out of Ike’s way.
I’m saying my prayers for Texas, will you join me?
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Wow, I’m glad the water only came up to your sister’s porch! I hope that’s the worst they get of the flooding. I am definitely joining you in prayers.
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Hi, I adore the black and white photos! The clothing looks so vintage. Your sister’s home is beautiful! Very Antebellum! I hope you and your family have a delightful weekend…..Cindi
Wow! That is a lot of water. I hope their house is okay! We are just getting a lot of families evacuating here. The rain will come by Sunday for sure. I’m joining you on that prayer:-)
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Well at least they have a beautiful house… too bad about all the water. Is there much damage inside the house? Or is it on the exterior only?
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I can’t even imagine what that much water would be like. Amazing and truly scary. I have a few friends in the Texas area, so I’m thinking of them, too.
P.S. I love the b&w pics. Your daughter is gorgeous!!
Wow! At first I thought the water was not flood. But eventhough it is flood, the house still looks cool.
Yikes is more like it! Your poor sister. And your photos – well those are gorgeous!
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So sad to hear bout the flooding. My prayers are with you.
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kim i love all those shots you took. the b/w conversion is nice and contrast-y!
sorry about your sister’s house! holy crap. that is sort of hard to fathom. i hope there isn’t too much damage?
I see stuff like this and I am so thankful that we ‘only’ deal with ice and snow! LOL
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I’m glad that your sister and her family are ok, too! Yeah, Ike did his fair share of damage around here, despite not even technically being very close. So much of the power that had been restored vanished again, but luckily mine didn’t. Our flooding was minor, but I’ve been reading that most of the state is seeing flooding worse than K and R – yuck.
Your sister’s house is gorgeous, by the way. I love the green! My parents’ house in Houston has green shutters, too, so it reminds me of good times. Luckily, the floodwaters near them didn’t get very high, though their power will probably be out for awhile.
And, I don’t think the B&W pics at the top look overexposed, or if they are, it looks nice with the desaturation. =)
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Was there any mail to pick up?
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first, i love your pics…over exposed?? no. they are gorgeous. i want an ounce of that photographic talent you’ve got.
next…YES let’s all pray for those families down there getting Ike..and all of the other storms…i’ll take 4 feet of freshly fallen snow any day.
That must be scary watching the water slowly rise around your home.
Your pictures are beautiful – we are always more critical of our own work!
Your photos are lovely!! And that’s a BEAUTIFUL house!! Hopefully there’s no damage :((
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1st… the black and white shots are gorgeous.
2nd… Wow… the water. I think I’ll stop complaining about the amount of snow we can get. I’ll take blizzards over floods any day.
(And your sister’s house is beautiful!!!)
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scary! But the pictures are amazing too. Glad that your sister and her family are ok.
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I can’t imagine how powerless she must feel with water lapping at her front porch. So many people throughout the world because of the forces of Nature–they are all in my thoughts–including your sis and her uber-cool children!
OMG! I hope she didnt have any damage to her house! That must be so upsetting to be living through that. I Hope they are safe, and I will be praying for them.
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I love the shot of the frilly skirt and combat boots. Very familiar!
I feel sorry for your sister, I hope there’s no other damages. also, the black white pictures are great!
I know how you feel since I experienced a similar situation when I was living in Yucatan Mexico. Hope that by now everything is ok for you and your family.
The boots and skirt are irresistable.
I agree with OMSH, the photo of the frilly boots and combat boots together is absolutely stunning.
Now if only I could find some cheap military boots for my daughters!
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