Hello my friends, How are you all and How was your weekend? Ours was CRAZY.....but I want to start by saying that WE ARE SAFE! We are so lucky that we do not have any damage, flooding , power lose considering I live in NJ and we were on path of Irene.
We had started gearing up for Irene on Friday with stocking up for food and water. My husband went to walmart and he was saying, he has never seen these much empty selves. water and breads were hard to find in any store. every where long lines.
Saturday morning we could sense that Irene is on way as In the morning it started getting cloudy and rainy,as if you could sense the calmness before the storm. We started preparing for the storm, moving things inside, closing -checking windows, storing up on water, cooking. I tied all the plants to the deck/railings. considering the wind and rain we had, I am happy that my all plants except tomatoes are fine. We do not get flood ever in our basement, even in heavy rains but this was different. we slept late and hubby woke up in night to check up for flooding but everything was good. with all the noise of wind and heavy rain we still got some sleep as we were so tired from preparing everything.
Sunday morning, things started to get little calm and we went outside to check, It did not look so bad, small branches and tons of leaves everywhere. There is huge tree about 15ft from our deck but we were lucky that only small branches were fallen. slowly clouds started opening but still wind was pretty strong all day...Considering the damage everywhere we did pretty good..sound and safe!
My plants were full with flowers and I knew that they will not be able to withstand the wind so I cut few and arranged them in vases and took few shots on saturday night. Irene needed a welcome*wink*