Flowers, candles and Irene

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*

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8-27-2011

37 comments:

  1. Really glad to hear that you escaped the wrath of Irene. Your home, the flowers and the candles look beautiful.

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  2. I love what you did with your flowers and am so pleased all is ok at your place. A great relief I'm sure.

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  3. It was so scary to read a first hand story -- glad to know you are safe. Saw the link at colors dekor and dropped in
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  4. Glad to know you guys are safe! love the warm tones of the flowers.. beautiful.

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  5. Luved the shelf with flowers :)

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  6. Oh my!! So scary to read a story from someone you know!! Strangely.. I said a little prayer last night.. for all those I knew via blogland.. in the US.. So happy to know your are safe..

    And yes.. You've welcomed Irene beautifully... The home looks stunning with those flowers.. :-)

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  7. What an unsettling time you have all had. In fact, by all accounts, your weather has been unusual all this year.
    Good that you brought the flowers indoors to enjoy in safety. The picture with the hazy background intrigues me. No mist indoors, so how did you manage to create that?

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  8. So glad you are safe and well. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. So glad to know that you are all safe:)
    Your flowers are gorgeous! Love the way you arranged them in a row in jars. Lovely!

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  10. your flowers/arrangements are lovely. glad you escaped Irene with little damage. take good care. happy day to you.

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  11. glad to hear that you guys are safe...lovely arrangement ..love the clear water and pretty flower look..ur urli is amazing

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  12. Nice to read you story and see you flowers.

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  13. Nayana , good to know that you are all safe. Lovely flowers in those multiple jars - looked like a pic straight from the magazine.

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  14. These are wonderful photographs Nayana, and I am so glad that you are okay after the storm. We had a lot of flowers and trees destroyed, but we are all safe and that is what really matters.

    Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!

    lisa.

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  15. Nayana, so glad to hear that all is well with you:) Such gorgeous flowers, the photos are wonderful:)

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  16. Gorgeous photos and lovely flower arranging! We escaped the Irene as well in Massachusetts.

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  17. So happy you are all safe and sound and no major damage. Your flowers are stunning and I love all of the arrangements. What a cheery thing to see during such a terrible storm. Beautiful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  18. I really like what you did with your flowers and am so happy to hear that you escape Irene without much damage!

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  19. I really like what you did with your flowers and am so happy to hear that you escape Irene without much damage!

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  20. Thank you everyone..
    @Hannah - I created that photo by giving effect in picnik which is a free software you can access through Picasa. your profile is not visible so can't visit you back.

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  21. Lovely arrangements Nayana. I LOVE your first photograph, pretty!
    And glad you weren't affected by Hurricane Irene!

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  22. Lovely Flowers!!!, Thank God, U all r safe there.

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  23. So glad to hear you and yours are safe.

    Superb flower shots!

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  24. happy to see ths post and i thank God for ths

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  25. Glad you weathered the storm without much much damage. Your pictures are gorgeous.

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  26. I'm glad Irene left you rather unscathed. It was a good opportunity to bedeck your home with floral garden bounty! Lovely photos!

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  27. glad you are safe and such pretty pics~

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  28. Glad you are safe. The flooding looks just terrible. You "welcome" flowers are really pretty.

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  29. So happy to learn that you are safe and sound and did not suffer much from Irene's wrath! Your candles and flowers are lovely.

    Thanks you for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping out in making it a success! I appreciate you!

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  30. Hi there, Nayana! BEAUTIFUL flower display!!! I love the way you arranged them in the bowl!!! I am glad that you and your family are safe & sound and that you didn't sustain too much damage in or around your home. I wish you guys the very best as silly ol' hurricane season moves into September. Take good care, and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  31. The moment I read the topic of this post I thought about your flowers but I am glad you cut them before Irene. Happy to know you guys are safe :)

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  32. I am happy that you weathered the storm well....Good idea to bring your lovely flowers inside to enjoy during Irene! We are awaiting Tropical Storm Lee's arrival here in Alabama.

    Your house is lovely!

    Linking from 2805.

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  33. Good night Irene....she certainly was a scary one. I am so happy you were ok, I only managed an 8 hr power outage from the storm. I just have to say I love the colors of your zinnias. They compliment the candles very well. Lets hope we are done with hurricanes and have a mild winter.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  34. So happy you are alright! You survived in style. Your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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