Sunday, November 18, 2012

BIG HURRICANE SANDY POST

we had a hurricane on october 29th... mom took this...
here's me today standing next to a felled oak's roots...

 before the hurricane, the tithonia had finally flowered, after reaching almost 20 ft tall, on the right...

i knew tithonia would get knocked down, so i brought in many flowers before the storm...

the painting is by one of my daughter's friends...

then the hurricane hit, took away our power for 11 days, and a few shingles from the roof...

we were so lucky... but the tithonia did fall....

we have a generator, so things were not so bad... but luna had that "omg, how long will this last" kind of look...

whereas colton was his ever sunny self...

a week after the hurricane, us still without power, we had a nor'easter...

and the snow melted beautifully the next day... 

here's how the potager looked last weekend, after we got power back... soon i'll be stringing the lights!

5 comments:

FlowerLady said...

Glad you had no more damages than you did. We had Wilma in Oct. 2005 and were without power for 13 days. It sure makes you appreciate what you have.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

FlowerLady

isy said...

Wow, Ellen that is a huge oak tree. We were very lucky not to have had damage - and to have nice neighbors like you make us potato and leek soup!

miss m said...

Holy oak! Thanks for the update. Glad you're ok.

Bruce Fieggen said...

We lost the big oak in front of our house. We were worried about it because it had a hollow base. We had lost our power so we were playing charades by candlelight in the dining room. The room was shaking from the gusts.

Then we heard it fall. Very loud. We peered out the window hoping it hadn't hit our house but couldn't find it. Then we went outside and saw it had fallen right onto our neighbor's front lawn, taking out his oak in the process. PHEW!

We spent the next two days getting him out. There were 120 rings in that tree trunk!

RobinL said...

Oh the adventures you've seen! Glad the potager survived unscathed. And Luna and Colton are adorable as usual.