Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Stormy weather


It was a dark and stormy afternoon.

Up here in Michigan it’s been unseasonably warm. I’m loving it. In the 80s today, tomorrow’s high will be in the 50s. I guess all good things must end.

Our trees are starting to change into their fall fashions.

The changing weather created an interesting sky and I ran over to a local park to watch.

A tree stands alone.

Our weather is, however, nothing at all compared to what’s happening in Florida, Georgia and Alabama right now.

It’s a beautiful park.

Hurricane Michael, roaring up from the Gulf is going to go right over the top of most of my siblings. They live many miles from the coast, but this storm isn’t slowing down even now that it’s reached land.

This is the museum and banquet center.

They’re hunkered down and I’m sure all will be well.

But all of that weather sure makes me appreciate my relatively calm Michigan skies up here.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

12 thoughts on “Stormy weather

  1. I am here in the FL Panhandle and Michael struck to the east of me. Three hours away by car, but the damage to the part of old Florida is awful. Heading onto the mainland, it is still going strong. My heart breaks for everyone’s loss. I hope your siblings are OK.


  2. We’re so lucky to be out of the path of hurricanes. When I lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I went through several, and it wasn’t fun, especially the cleanup afterwards. Oh, and the inconvenience of power outages and debris everywhere. Prayers that your family is okay and that the thing will wear itself out before doing too much damage. Lovely shots here, Dawn!


    • The two hunkered down at the Alabama/Georgia line dodged a bullet when it went slightly south and east of them. The one (and his family) in Charlotte just got rain. We were lucky. This hurricane looks like a tornado to me, moved so fast and left such destruction even when it was past the water. Seems like people didn’t have time to get ready like they usually do with a hurricane. That felt like a tornado too.


  3. Beautiful pictures. Hope all your friends and family are safe.


  4. Hurricane Michael ushered in cooler weather. This Alabama summer was miserably humid and I’m rejoicing in the 46’F nights!!!

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  5. Beautiful images. I hope Michael wasn’t too destructive to your people. What a terrible storm he turned out to be.


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