Saturday, April 3, 2004

     I read in the news today that a busy Atlantic Hurricane season is predicted. Possibly 14 named storms 3 of them intense hurricanes and a great chance that at least 1 of them will make landfall.

     So many people are understandably terrified and panicked at the thought of a hurricane. We watch the supermarket shelves become bare as hurricane supplies fly out the door and people rush around boarding up windows and battening down the hatches. While others of us (and you know who you are) are secretly thrilled about all of the excitement and mystery involved in the unknown as storm warnings intensify.

     Not the feeling of excitement that would make you want to become a hurricane hunter and fly aircraft directly into the storm for scientific purposes. More the kind of excitement that would make you want to drive to the beach even after coastal evacuation had been recomended.

     The whole world seems to be on stand still awaiting Mother Natures decision on just how much fury she intends to unleash. You can expect to find many of us on the beach to witness up close and personal the excitement of the storm, and you can bet the waters will be filled with surfers taking advantage of the changes in the surf. Oh also, the shelling in Florida is usually at it's best right after a big storm.

                                     *** Coy ***



billbinford54 said...

Isn't it wonderful how nature can put things into perspective. Twelve inches of snow and suddenly that big project at work can wait.

dbaumgartner said...

Oh yes, shelling after a storm in Florida is awesome.  I remember, as a kid, going to Haulover (I forgot how to spell) Beach and watching the storms come in and then going back after the storm.  My grandfather was General Manager of the Crandon Park Zoo and lived right on the ocean.  That was many years ago but still is a very fond memory.

deabvt said...

Wow, coy... I had to save that Pic 4 screensaver!

jojo8585 said...

Did you really take that picture???? Email me the anwser at