Monday, September 26, 2011

Rain, Rain....

...rain, and more rain! That's just about all it's done for the last few days. Lawton Lane is almost one continuous pond. And the standing water at Village Craftsmen is up to the high tide marker for Hurricane Earl. Here is a photo Amy took of Lachlan floating in the yard at Village Craftsmen (there's no telling what the helmet is about).

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  1. Anonymous10:47 AM

    We got too much rain yesterday and last night in southern Indiana, too ... if nothing else, it identifies leaks in the roof :(

  2. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Wow. I know puddles were something kids saw as great fun but the down side is it is nasty. Nasty no other word it is nasty. Is not the ocean still available to play in I mean at least the sat content acts as a nastiness neutralizer of sorts. Luan is having a story writing contest perhaps that child needs to come inside and write a story and enter that contest.

  3. Anonymous12:17 PM

    With a child's wonderous imagination, you never know. Is he preparing for hail the size of golf balls. Perhaps Lachlan is pretending to be white water rafting...or maybe...he just thinks he looks pretty cool in his helmet!

  4. I still love to jump in puddles with my grandkids.

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  6. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Anon. 12:05, you sound like an idiot! Keep playing Lachlan, enjoy your childhood, I don't imagine the puddles will hurt you!

    Thanks for the great blog Philip. Ignore the rude comments and enjoy knowing that dozens of others love your blog!

  7. Anonymous4:45 PM

    Philip, speaking of water, are the Watermen Association fishermen fishing and do they have a market post Irene?

    Puddles are great, Lachlan, and there are some huge ones after a big rain in Ocraocke. Thanks for the photo!

  8. I am not a commercial fisherman, and I haven't kept up on the recent closures...but I think the Sound is open again for fishing, clamming, etc. Maybe one of our readers has the most current information.

  9. Anonymous5:00 PM

    I know that the fall is a busy time for flounder fishing and I hope their market hasn't been affected terribly, though I can't imagine how they're getting fish off island or how far they're trucking them. I wish them the best!

  10. anita baker5:17 PM

    I read your blog first thing every single morning. Thank you for keeping us up to date on the happenings in Ocracoke. I continue to pray for everybody there and hope that the island gets lots of visitors thru the fall. I am also doing all of my Christmas shopping online at all of your wonderful shops including the Village Craftsmen. Thanks again Philip!

  11. Anonymous5:18 PM

    prepare for mosquitos in 4 days.

  12. Anonymous2:47 AM

    Actually, that was more than a puddle. It was standing water and well, yes-- a recent hurricane sucked up stuff and dumped it all along the East coast-- and now certain areas are saturated and now new microbes have no doubt been introduced into the area, they are now free to be near you and me.... Oh how many idiots has Anon 4:01 heard and what is the measurement 4:01 uses to ascertain his standard of idiocy?

  13. Toni W.9:05 AM

    Looks to me like Lachlan is having a great time! Puddles are a particular favorite of mine. Bodies of water where there was only dry ground (or relatively dry) just days before. Play on Lachlan!

  14. debbie s.7:26 PM

    love seeing young lachlan having a grand time! i know my kids love love love puddles and mud and creeks and ponds and i encourage the outdoor creative play!

    i can just imagine my boy (proba about lachlans age) trying to take a surfboard to it to skim across it lololol

  15. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Seems as if some people here could use a hug.

    Play in the mud, kiddo!

    And thanks, as always, for sharing, Philip, regardless of the slings and arrows.

    You're a real gentleman. And as the saying goes, there aren't many of us left!


  16. Anonymous4:06 PM

    That Lachlan is so gifted with a wonderful, endless imagination! I'm impress that he's outside, getting lots of exercise rather than sitting inside, lounging in front of the TV or playing video games. Good for him!

    Hats off (or helmets) to Lachlan!

    That energetic little boy makes me smile!

  17. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Right on- ANON 2:34-but I don't think a hug's gonna do it. There's an old saying..."Some people can start an argument in an empty house."