Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Finally, the sunset. After the storm, there was three days when the power was out everywhere and generators hadn't started up yet and the stars were stunning. The kind of stars that I have not seen since my time in Togo. The kind of stars that make you shut up and stare. Anyways, the one thing that has not changed here, the visual stunner that has always remained consistent is the sight of the clouds turning red over the gulf. Now, if only those weren't the outermost bands of Rita....
This photo by Joshua Norman

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josh, please get out while you can. I have enjoyed reading your blog every single day, but you need to be out of harm's way. I hope you'll still communicate here, though. We would miss you terribly if you left for good. Thanks for the news... now go!

KC

6:55 PM  
Blogger Lo said...

I'm addicted your blog. Your writing is great and the pictures are amazing. Stay safe this weekend.

Lo

7:01 PM  
Blogger The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Beautiful....even in the most tought moments there is beauty!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Pitch said...

I've been sick at my stomach ever since they began talking about Rita. When she passed south of Florida, I only got sicker. I'm conflicted about whether or not it'd be nice to have someone in the Galveston area fill us in on Rita like you two did for Katrina. With family all along the Texas coast, I'd just as soon no one be there.

How 'bout Vermont for both of you?

9:24 PM  
Blogger elegance lady said...

I live in south Florida and I gotta tell you even though we didn't go thru a 10th of a percent of what you all went through it was scary here 2 and less then a month later we prepared for another one. Don't think Twice about it GET OUT your city and your spirits can handle another... I have a 5 year old who has never been afraid of anything in her life and thanks to the darkness we suffered with Katrina she is now terrified of the dark, thunder and rain... she has tought me about appreciation of life I say it again GET OUT OF THERE.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Me in Malaysia said...

Am enjoying reading your blog. I'm an American living in Malaysia currently, so am enjoying the different perspective offered on a place that hasn't recieved much news coverage, along with the stunning pics and running commentary. Do be careful with the coming storm... your blog will be useless if you aren't around to write it!

11:12 PM  
Blogger La Foca said...

Allways there are a rainbow , allways there are a sunset... The picture have an special energy!!!... Mis plegarias estan con uds. Marcos

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice picture of pre-Rita. We just evactuaded Houston because of Rita. Made it into Huntsville, TX, but the rain is probably going to be bad here too. Not as much wind, but we'll see. This is normally a 1 1/2 hour drive that we made in 5 hours because of traffic. It doesn't look like you'll get rain this time. Lucky!

Sciencelabgirl

9:43 AM  
Blogger aman said...

GREAT ARTICLE . IN EVERY CALAMITY THERE IS THE BEAUTY AND MUSING OF THE ALMIGHTY.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Penny Doll said...

You are totally amazing. What a great piece of journalism. Take care this weekend! God Bless! Penny

12:06 PM  
Blogger Kokopelli The Poet said...

never having to live through any natural disaster or any disaster in general as i live in afty of canadian province of ontario it boggles the mind as to how you guys have survived this demon called katrina and to think the gulf coast has to brace itself for rita who is so eeriely similar in size and looks and power to katie it's frightnening. glad you guys survived to tell the story first hand

1:40 PM  
Blogger Sarah-bo-bera said...

Rita..headed straight for me. I'm not leaving though...Nowhere to go. The highways are too backed up. If my power stays out too long I may end up going to the Woodlands, providing I can get there. I hope you aren't affected too badly by this new tempest.

2:10 PM  
Blogger matty said...

Yes, definitely stay safe. very much enjoying your writing and photos, thanks for providing it for us. Godspeed,
Matty

2:57 PM  
Blogger jimmy said...

Josh, thanks for sharing these photos and stories. I linked to you a few days after the storm when I started seeing your pictures. I was so moved by all the stories coming out of the gulf coast that I had to go. I found out that my church was sending a team so I got on board. I was down there for a little over a week. I took TONS of pictures. I blogged about it at:
www.relief-report.blogspot.com

Thanks again for your compelling storytelling.

grace and peace, jimmy

4:12 PM  
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Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Good work. Thank you.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Sunshine and Jello said...

This is an awesome picture. I live in deep south texas, close to South Padre Island and am so glad Rita didn't come our way. Take care. I have enjoyed reading your blog, thanks for sharing.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Delusions said...

It looks so beautiful...

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