Sunday, August 28, 2011

After Irene - in the Garden State

I'm away from the Red House this week and in the garden state of New Jersey - great for enjoying the cooler weather in the garden, not so great when a hurricane is headed towards you.  Thankfully the house we are staying in is on a hill, so we did not experience any flooding.  The power went out briefly several times, but all in all, it was thankfully not as bad it could have been.

We ventured outside after the storm had passed.  At first we saw the expected leaves and twigs everywhere.  Whew!  No damage, so we thought..

And then we saw this:

A tree had fallen across the fence and into the neighbor's yard.

We are just thankful that the tree didn't fall on anyone's house. 

At least Irene had a touch of remorse and left a present in her wake:

Hope everybody is safe out there!


  1. Thanks for the long distance welcome to NC via NJ! Think I was definitely better off in Raleigh than my old home in central CT this weekend - love the artist's garden, esp the hardscaping - really nice :)

  2. You're welcome! I came upon your blog in Blotanical. Raleigh was definitely the place to be this weekend :) Enjoy getting your new garden up and going!


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