We were hit with terrible storms this past weekend and many around us are still without power. Ours is on, thank goodness! We had neighbors all around us with much worse damages than we had, so we were very thankful. Below are some small photos of what it looked like and also a few that show how life goes on and that Springtime is still wonderful here...
This is in the middle of trying to temporarily put one side of our fence back up to keep our dogs in.In the cul de sac down our street, a neighbors whole tree fell through their fence and blocked the whole street, which prevented anyone there from driving to work or wherever they needed to go.
This is the back view of the Farmer's Market building near our home. It's roof was blown off, along with many bricks and in front where you can't see, a huge sign toppled over and the traffic lights at the intersection here were left as bits of wire blowing in the breeze.
My daughter and I drove around the neighboring streets to survey damages and already, people were busy with chainsaws getting debris out of the way. A lot of people could not do anything until their insurance adjusters came to look at the damages. Still others were talked to by the Red Cross trying to determine who needed immediate attention. Did I say that we were lucky?
But....like I said, life goes on and I still have my purple irises blooming in my antique tub in the backyard :)
And my stubby banana tree is sprouting up again :)
And the peach tree hanging over our fence (wink) from the neighbor next to us is full of little peaches, just waiting for the darn squirrels to pluck them if we don't watch out for them! ;)
It will be awhile before everything is back to normal for some of us, but gosh, we were so fortunate!