|AFTER. Yeah, nary a scratch on the house from this baby. It lost some leaves. Whoopee.|
|During. I swear. This was at 12:30pm. Bright blue sky just as Irene was supposed to be coming in with a vengeance.|
|During. This is the river. There is usually green grass out in the middle of this river. And we never see white caps like this.|
|This is normally the view. No boats or grass during Irene, though. And we don't usually lounge around on this fence all day.|
|During. Do you still see that blue sky?|
|During. This is high tide. It wasn't anywhere near as high as they kept saying it could be. It was higher than normal.|
|During. Still blue sky.|
|During. Oooooh lots of water. Did I mention that this was DURING the hurricane? When it should have been dark, nasty, and scary?|
|During. Ok, this is kind of scary. I don't like it when the water covers a dock.|
|After. Irene had a little issue with the lushness of my garden, it would seem.|
|After. So, she had the final word on my corn, sunflowers and tomatoes.|
|After. The greenhouse handled itself very nicely. No problems at all. And now I have to bring all of those plants back outside so they don't cook!|
|After. This is my only sunflower that remains.|
|After. The squirrels had already started helping themselves, so I cut off all of the broken heads and hung them to dry in the greenhouse. The heads of the sunflowers, not the squirrels. Although, I'd like to hang theirs too.|
|After. Garden #1 was better protected, but she did destroy all of the corn in that one too. And what she didn't knock over, some animal came in and stripped the corn from anyway.|
It's a very emotional time for us right now. We had such a devastating storm, you know.
Please bear with us.
If you'd like to reminisce about the lush life we were living before Sunday, please click here and here and here.