IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Sunday, June 1, 2014

First day of Hurricane season


 From the National Hurricane Center:
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
An elongated and nearly stationary area of low pressure located over
the Bay of Campeche extends northeastward into the south-central
Gulf of Mexico. Although shower activity is currently disorganized,
some slow development of this disturbance is possible this week as
environmental conditions become marginally conducive.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent
* formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent
Today Marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which
will run until November 30.  Long-term averages for the number of
named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 12, 6, and 3,
respectively.
 
At least they Think it will be a mild season.... First out of the 
chute will be Arthur. Want to start a betting pool?

 
if you were interested the lost pup was reunited last night. 
I love a story with a happy ending.
 
Enjoy your weekend. 


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Hurricane Workshop is at the Club House this week. Make the time to go and get educated!

Anonymous said...

I witnessed the Rat Woman (aka Bird Lady)shoveling out 13 cans of food for the Moscovey Ducks on Saturday around 5:30 PM. The can size was that of a 1# coffee can. Don't know what kind of bird/rat food she's shoveling out from her trunk, but it's attracting the rats and coypu (nutria).

Coypu destroy aquatic vegetation, marshes, and irrigation systems, and chewing through human-made items, such as tires and wooden house paneling in Louisiana, eroding river banks, and displacing native animals per Wikipedia.

Is this a matter we need to bring up at City Council to stop this lunatic?

Anonymous said...

One evening, years ago, when CLS had a horrible nutria infestation, I was walking my 30 lb. dog. The man that lives on the south side of Birch by Jarboe, told me I had better take my dog another route since the nutria were out and may attack by dog. You bet I change routes and never took by dog along the bayou again.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we could start with a small home made tactful sign like "please do not feed the ducks here - it attracts the alligators who eat them" or someone less tackful "Please do not feed the ducks the excess food is attracting Rats at night"

Anonymous said...

Coincidence…… I have seen a small gator twice now in the last week hanging out in the same corner that lady feeds from. Has her feeding changed the patterns of the local habitat and possibly turned that location into easy hunting grounds for the gator? A gator hangout would be an interesting addition to CLS. Could we name it Gator Beach?
Ty

Anonymous said...

Oh, by the way...last Saturday (and I've got witnesses) the Rat Lady was actually blowing a duck call to try to call in the ducks! I'm not making this up! OMG, Duck Dynasty in CLS???