Sunday, August 24, 2008

Post-Fay Update

TS Fay and her far-reaching rain bands are finally out of here -- WOOHOO!! Here's a few aftermath photos that are sure to NOT make the news.


Lots of water in our backyard that only threatens to increase the mosquito population.


A big (~20") flat-shelled turtle that is not happy conditions are drying out.


A smaller, rounder one enjoying the wet grass.


A usually popular road for cyclists, but not today.


In other news, I'll be holding the first people trivia contest at EnduranceSportsBar.com this week. Up for grabs is a $25 gift certificate from an online sporting goods retailer (e.g., TriSports.com, All3Sports.com, RoadRunnerSports.com, PerformanceBicycle.com or SwimOutlet.com). Just be the first person to answer the question correctly!

20 comments:

Stef said...

Wow that's a lot of water! Glad things turned out okay.

mangotriathlete said...

Yipes, that's a lot of rain! I am terrified of mosquitoes, I hope they stay away from you. Though the turtles are, well, pretty cute :-) I guess this is the ideal weather for them. Do they live in areas near you normally?
Looking forward to the endurancesportsbar contest! I'm on the lookout for new things to contribute - all the Olympics postings were so interesting.

Jade Lady said...

Whoa - that's a ton of water!

Adorable turtles - were these in your backyard area?

Glad you didn't experience any leaks or other problems - hope rest of Orlando is ok after Fay.

Jade Lady said...

Whoa - that's a ton of water!

Adorable turtles - were these in your backyard area?

Glad you didn't experience any leaks or other problems - hope rest of Orlando is ok after Fay.

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, they these turtles were seen in front of my house as we headed out for a bike ride. I've seen the bigger one before but not the little one. I think the last time I saw it, though, was back in 2004 when we had several hurricanes that were also dumping lots of water on us. They probably live at this lake across the street and were on their way to my backyard which can now easily be called a swamp with all the standing water.

Jenny Davidson said...

Turtles!

Brent Buckner said...

If only turtles ate mosquitoes....

CewTwo said...

Water way to go!

The weather has been interesting lately. Just south of Denver, 3 tornadoes formed and hit the ground in multiple places. All in fields so there was no real damage, but people did get scared and did get some really cool photographs!

Smithposts said...

Good to see Fay out of Florida for a while. We are hoping for the leftovers but so far it's all talk, no action.

Cute turtles, have any taken up residence in your pool yet?

Sunshine said...

Interesting turtle pictures.
Appreciated your comforting, encouraging comments about getting lost in races.
For sure, you won't get lost at the Zoom-Ya-Ya!!

Kevin said...

Wow that is alot of water. Fay is finally coming our way in GA giving us the much needed rain

Susan said...

Phew - I'm glad all is calming down!

Gotta Run said...

Sure hope those guys find their way back home.

Here to a little sunshine :)

Tammy said...

Wow I hope the water goes away soon. I bet the turtles love it.

Rural Girl said...

Water, water everywhere!
BTW, congrats on your upcoming new toy! It sure looks purty!!

PLANET3RRY said...

we are getting our dose of Fay as a bunch of rain... all day. Ran 12 this night in cloudiness and light drizzle from time to time. We SO needed the rain.

your comment at the end reminds me that I need to enter those contests, hopefully, I won't miss them

Rainmaker said...

Thanks for the comments!

The second turtle looks just like my turtles. :)

i am Susan said...

Luckily everything worked out and Fay got out of there.
Cute Turtles!! At least they are harmless.

Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

I read your comment on Bree's blog today. I hope you have a good time in Kona on this trip. I have been busy with work while keeping up my swim practices. Not a lot of excitement, but still hanging in there. I guess I need to start running a bit more. I very much appreciated all your recent comments. They all mean a lot to me. If you see any of my friends when training in Kona, please give them my regards.

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow! I hope it's drier by now!!