Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hurricane Ike Photos

This is my 41st Thursday Thirteen. Here are 13 photos I've taken in the past few days related to Hurricane Ike.

This is what's left of our back fence. It needed to go, though. The gate stayed up even though a branch fell in front of it, and I guess part of the side of the fence was shielded from the wind.

This is the direct back view.

And this is what we see out of our back windows now. Not a bad, view, really, but by next week, there will be kids out in that area because there is an elementary school just to the left of the field.
This is Clear Lake, about a ten minute drive from my house and about two blocks from where my in-laws live. Luckily, they are fine.
The Hilton on Clear Lake is on the side of this picture. The domed roof in the lobby fell in and they lost tiles off the side of the building. There's a boat on the side of the road, but that's not normally where you'd see a boat.

Trees snapped in the yard by the school where I work.

This is a back view of my school. There are ceiling tiles littering the grounds.

Here we are living with no electricity. A cool front came through, so the weather wasn't unbearable.

A Mexican restaurant a mile from my house.

A Wendy's restaurant a mile from my home.

My oldest step-daughter and I had fun drawing on the table at a restaurant while we were staying in Corpus Christi.

The sunset the night before the hurricane. Very orange-ish! Sorry it's not such a clear picture.

And to end on a positive note:
A rainbow the day after the hurricane (photo taken through the windshield - please ignore the bug guts!). God's promise not to destroy the earth by flood.
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  1. I love that you ended with the rainbow shot. It gives us hope. God's promise, indeed.

    Your fence looks like mine.

  2. Thanks for sharing those photos. I'm glad you were safe.

  3. I'm just really glad you are safe! Wow - what an adventure.

  4. I like how you ended on the rainbow - glad you are all okay.

  5. Good to know it ended up with a rainbow ! I am lucky, where I live (in Belgium) there are no hurricans, what a disaster !

  6. I'm so happy to hear from you!!! Are you still without power?

    The rainbow is beautiful.

  7. Happy that you are ok...material things can be fixed.


  8. Your final shot says it all, you got to keep having faith and hope. Glad you made it through love. HUGS!
    Please visit me at The Cafe & The Library

  9. Wow. Pictures, 1000 words. Glad you made it through okay.

  10. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. I can't even imagine how scary this is. I like how you ended the post with the rainbow, very nice

  11. Great pics... I love the Thursday Thirteen meme. :)

  12. I'm so sorry to hear about the damage and lives Hurricane Ike left in its path. I guess it's a good reminder of what to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I'm glad you're safe.

  13. So glad that you're okay! I've been thinking about & praying for you, your family and everyone else in your 'neck of the woods.' I am sending out your Favorite Things swap package tomorrow. Let me know if you're now back home or if there's an alternate address to send it to.

    I love the picture of the rainbow! Truly a reminder of God's promises!

    Jennifer :-)

  14. Wow! I'm so glad y'all are ok! Love the way you ended with the rainbow and the promise of God!!

  15. So glad you are obviously all okay. Great pics and love the fact that you ended with a rainbow! How poetic.

    Happy TT!

  16. I have taken some of those exact same pictures! The Wendy's and the Los Ramires restaurant and the Hilton! We must live SO CLOSE to each other!

    I'm glad you are OK and only have minor damage and mess to clean up. Us, too. We are so blessed.

    Another whole week off of school, tho - ugh!

  17. The devastation is astounding, Mother Nature sure is powerful.

    The sunset and rainbow shows how beautiful Mother Nature can be.

  18. oh my! those pictures gave me chills,
    so happy you guys are okay. So sad for those who weren't as fortunate.
    that rainbow is just so moving.

  19. i'm happy you are okay after all those disaster.
    the rainbow in the end was comforting...


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