Since we were lucky to see that we had not lost power and that the only damage we seemed to have was fallen branches, I took a couple of pictures of our yard the morning after Sandy, with fallen branches and leaves and their fall colors magnified by drops of rain.
For some reason, this fungus made me think of empañadas… No, a branch didn’t hit my head during the storm ;-)
My little gourds are now back to work, like I will tomorrow (yeah!). They are back to decorating our deck.
We went to Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown today, because these two towns were very nicely decorated for Halloween last year.
We didn’t expect to find so many decorations as last year, because of Sandy, but we did spot this poor little witch. I guess it must have been hard flying on a broom with such strong winds.
There seemed to be no electricity in most of the area and many trees and branches were down. I still hope the kids can have a little fun tomorrow and think about something else than Sandy.
*Thriller – Michael Jackson
Sandy is gone and, like a rude child, has left much behind it to clean up.
My husband, our three cats and I were very lucky to suffer almost no damages: we never lost power (or the Internet!), we had little rain and Sandy was quickly gone (in 3-4 hours max).
The American spirit is amazing. Americans will not whine: they will take matters into their own hands, clean up their yards, pump up water, rebuild and go on with their lives. Usually, they’ll do this with humor. I love it. I am in awe in front of such resilience.
Oh and contrary to Danny (John Travolta), we are kind of happy that you left us, oh Sandy…