Wednesday, November 11, 2009


"The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind." ~Carl Hiaasen

We toiled for nine hours to bring everything on ground level upstairs and discovered that we had way too many plants in pots and too much outdoor furniture and garden art. Boats had to be moved to higher ground and bikes brought indoors. Hurricane shutters had to be put up and closed. By the time we finished, Ida was not as threatening as when we began preparations, but we spent the night at a hotel anyway. Our yard is prone to flooding and our cars are always at risk, so it's easier to leave and come back when the storm has passed. This is what we found.

Yes, those are waves in our yard. The dock is mostly underwater.

The front yard didn't fair much better, though the water is not quite so deep. Fingers are crossed that Ida was truly the last storm of the season. Now begins the clean-up.


  1. Goodness. I will have to show husband these shots next time he complains about water in the front yard.

  2. OK, sorry, forget my question in your sunset post. Wow, that's *bad*. My fingers are crossed too.

  3. I am glad Ida had a change of heart. You have a beautiful the palm trees.


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