Greetings from battered Baton Rouge! Really though, we did not get hit as hard as they were predicting. Isaac was pretty wimpy as far as hurricanes go. I've been through much worse. Not to minimize other areas that were hit hard, but for our area, we came through it fairly unscathed. Here is a video I took several hours before Isaac passed through.
I'm happy to report that Pierre survived! Here he is feeding right before the strong winds hit. Our house is shaped like a U with the carport on one side and the master bedroom on the other, so this feeder was protected from most of the wind. I've seen him several times since, so I know he made it.
My other little bird friends had more sense than I thought. They all gathered together under the carport for shelter. I left a bowl of seeds for them under the carport which they quickly found and devoured.
Yesterday we went to scope out the area. These photos are anywhere from 5 to 10 miles from our house. Some are still without power, but we never lost it, although we did lose cable and internet for half a day.
I will not be around much for the next 4 days because my son and his beautiful girlfriend are coming for a visit. In fact, they are driving in as I prepare this post. Beyond excited doesn't describe what I'm feeling right now. And relieved, because I didn't know if they'd get to come because of Isaac. So now I get to go and clean up the mess in the yard that Isaac left behind. So rude.
My heart and prayers go out to those that suffered much worse. Thanks so much to you for all the prayers and concern, comments and emails sent our way! I appreciate you all much more than you can know! I am blessed with the BEST blogging friends!!