Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Pre Sandy Shoreline




Shadow Shot Sunday is back after the super storm Sandy wreaked its way onto the northeast earlier this week. 

As we live about 8 miles inland (13 km) from Long island Sound, we never lost electricity and damage in this area was minimal, although New Jersey, Long Island, New York City and much of the Connecticut shore are devastated - the thing about water is its beauty when calm yet ugly in its fury during a storm...





I chose early autumn pictures of the water in West Haven CT on a beautiful day - as a contrast to this week's destruction. The day was beautiful, the water calm and sky blue.

The first video shows erosion of the beach but not as much as other parts of the shore and at about 2:57 (at the 12:00 position), the gazebo may still be there as it sits above a sea wall. We cannot understate the force of this massive tidal surge - but can marvel at it on a nice day..



15 comments:

robin. said...

"the thing about water is its beauty when calm yet ugly in its fury during a storm..."

so true ralph...i am glad your area wasn't hit hard. such devastation is sad.

Sylvia K said...

Very true words indeed, Ralph! And I, too, am so glad your area was spared the worst of the storm! The pictures, the newsreels have just been frightening to watch! Your shots are a great reminder of the usual beauty!

Joan said...

My daughter lives in Boston and they are ok too. My heart goes out to so many.

frayedattheedge said...

Glad to read that you are ok! It is going to take a long time for the worst-affected areas to recover.

Riet said...

Happy o read you are OK. I feel so sorry for the people that are hit so badly. My husband always says there is nothing as dangerous as water you never know where it will go.

Patti said...

We need to knock on wood when we tell people that we made it through that horrible storm with nary a scratch.

We were lucky!

Paula Scott said...

Glad to hear that you got through that storm without much personal and personal property damage. And, that you had power. Many things to be grateful for...

Gemma Wiseman said...

Interesting post! Love your own morning video! Great insight into Nature's intimidating sculpture skills.

MyMaracas said...

Glad you're OK! The devastation in the hardest-hit areas is unbelievable. It's good to see pictures of sunny, peaceful days. It reminds us that they will come again.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This makes me happy....in fact, when you showed up to visit with me at Hootin' Anni's I was very pleased to know you had power....

Your photo share shows us just what mother nature can do in the blink of an eye. To make light of it...I read online that someone who lost their home in Jersey said while being interviewed "Someone tried to serve margarine to mother nature"....it's good that they still remain alive and well ---and rebuild their lives.

Beverley Baird said...

So glad you weathered that monster storm. We followed it here and it was unbelievable. What a diference from the before and after.

Chubskulit Rose said...

When I was 13 years old, we lost our home to a tidal wave that hit the coastal area where we lived. It was horrible!

Scare Crow Shadow
Have a blessed Sunday.

Lighthousegal said...

Glad that damage in your area was not too bad. I have been watching the news before during and after the storm as well as talking with friends in different areas of the storm's path. Such devastation.
The clouds in the first video are amazing. Even in storms the clouds are amazing.

BLOGitse said...

It's hard to imagine how much power is needed to crab a huge tree of its roots.
In Málaga it's been raining more than usual. It's humid, really humid. And inside it's colder than outside.
Now it's time to go for a walk - an umbrella with me :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

So glad that Patty and yourself fared well! Our relatives in Bayonne still don't have electricity...but heat and water are fine thankfully! Such a sad thing to happen. We are wondering how our cottage @ Cape May did that we stayed at this past July...kind of afraid to find out!!
Have a good week ahead Ralph :)