Wednesday, October 31, 2012

After the Storm-Hurricane Sandy

 We made it thru the night of the storm just fine...There was LOTS of strong, heavy wind, but not all that much rain. When we woke, we were shocked by the complete devastation of our brothers and sisters in NYC, NJ, and Conn...Our prayers and healing energies are directed toward all who suffer and struggle with the aftermath of this storm, their homes and surroundings...
 I started out early for the bike path, not knowing what to expect. First thing in the morning we had a bit of sunshine breaking thru the thick blanket of clouds, so off we went...

 Everywhere i looked there were pieces of tree bark strewn around the path. The wind was so strong it stripped the bark from some of the trees in the woods and flung it everywhere.

 There were trees down all around us, but none fell on the path.

Young trees, old trees, it didn't matter...

 This was the only tree i saw that might impede travel on the path. It was being held up by another tree across the path.
 It seems the wild birch trees that i admire so much took a strong hit from the storm. They did not fair the strong winds so well...Many of them were snapped in half like toothpicks.



Whole trees were uprooted at the edge of the woods

Still, the destruction is minimal, compared to what happened to our neighbors, and for that i am truly grateful...

So for now we are all tucked between a thick blanket of leaves

and a thick blanket of clouds. The remnants of this storm will be stalled over us for the rest of the week...But for us, the danger has passed...

3 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Wow, there has been a lot of damage from the storm.
We were watching the news over here, we can't believe how terrible Sandy has been.
Our hearts go out to those who were affected by it.
Lynne x

Mare said...

Thank you so much Lynne. It breaks my heart to see all of the suffering and loss in this world...All we can do is pray and send out Love...

teddybearswednesday said...

OH thank goodness you are OK and the danger has passed. The damage is servere but at least you are still here xo