Our World Tuesday: Got Your Back

From November 13, 2011
This time of year in Connecticut is (usually) a time I find myself betwixt and between staying outside as much as possible and enjoying the light and that fading summery warmth of autumn in New England and staying inside and enjoying a soft seat and a good book.  Last weekend, there wasn't much light to be found, and what little there was cast light on our catastrophe of a week ago.

From November 13, 2011
Walking around with that much tree ready to fall to the ground will, as my dad says, make a believer out of you.  There are as yet many trees with limbs snapped and shredded and hanging by a thread. Some of our trees are so massive, it's hard to imagine anyone but Mother Nature taking care of the problem.  The way things go around here with our superlatively inept governor and power(less) company, it will likely be up to her to solve the problem.  She has her own way of making all things new--like this birch tree, for example.
From November 13, 2011

Later in the day, Adella and I went for a walk with Clyde in the hope of finding some wildlife to observe and to photograph.  Apparently, they found the soft seats, too; we were on our own.  Dell was tired after a sleepover at her best friend's house, so she took a rest on a rock for a bit.  Clyde had her back.
From November 13, 2011
So it goes.  If the sun couldn't lift her pretty head for very long today, she is no less there, and the day was no less beautiful.  Shadows are pretty, too.

From November 13, 2011


P.S.:  Many thanks to the utility workers from Maine, Oklahoma, Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and possibly every other state in the union for helping us when we could not help ourselves in Connecticut.


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Comments

  1. Sometimes slow days are good, especially after sleepovers! Some parents would whine at Dirt and I because we didn't let the girls sleepover as much as everyone else in the world would have liked. One of the phrases they would try on us is, "they'll only be gone for the night" Hmmmm, I beg to differ.

    Watch out standin' under those orphan makers!

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  2. seasons change...bringing new moods and activities

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  3. Great pics! I love the boat one and the one of Dell and Clyde most of all. You are truly blessed to have such a lovely daughter and of course the Clydester too. Any plans for a beret LOL....oh, you may not have seen the Ched's new look yet, you'll understand then.

    Happy Week Sandy, may it be a special one on both coasts, for all of us. G

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  4. PS: The last one reminds me of black lace...don't know why!

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  5. Love your look at the day and particularly the shot of Dell land Clyde! The last one is mysteriously beautiful with the light through the silhouetted branches! I do so relate to inept politicians and "powerless" companies! Can't help but wonder if and when things will ever improve???? Have a great week in spite of them all, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  6. Dell seems to be in a thoughtful mood. Great captures Sandy. Nice to see your daughter. :) Hugs to her.

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  7. Sounds like you had an enjoyable weekend despite no sun. That Clyde is a sweetie. He is so alert. Adella is growing up right before our eyes. Beautiful girl.

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  8. Sandy, Such a nice post. What a lovely daughter you have (and a cute dog too)! The last photo is lovely--even gray shadows can be beautiful and the sun's light is always "up there" waiting to shine again in full force. Mickie :)

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  9. These are all beautiful shots but my favorite is the one of your daughter and dog.

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  10. I like the photos you did find. Amazing what that early storm did up your way-just total destruction in some places.

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  11. Beautiful post daughter and pup.
    We have a lot of dull weather this end as well. I look outside and my yard is embedded with yellow leaves and a cold wind, so unlike what we are used to on the Pacific coast.I always collect a few leaves and put them away in books. It's a tradition I picked up from when I was a kid.

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  12. I am happy that you found the help you needed. it is always amazing to see big trees snapped! Today is snowy and there have been periods of big wind where the air is a white out and i look at the big trees and wonder their fate and ours below. lovely that your daughter and you take walks together.

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  13. It's sad to see such large trees damaged by storms. It takes so long for nature to replace them.

    I very much like the photo of Adella and Clyde. It's a keeper!

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  14. Mother nature can at times be fierce but also gentle and helpful and eventually takes care )in geological time) of everything.
    You have such a lovely daughter and a very fierce protector looking out for her.
    Love the peeling birch bark.

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  15. Dell looks like she had a heavy nite there,lol.
    Love the shots tho Sandy.

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  16. Nice time of the year to walk around. Wonderful shots.

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  17. A beautiful day with your daughter (and that watchful pup)...even if ......

    Your term "powerless company" I have to laugh at. Guess you might as well laugh huh? We stayed in Alabama Gulf Coast one winter shortly after a hurracane (I forgt the name) and there were several RVers in our park who were power company people on "loan" to help with the damage. It's a very cool thing that they do that.

    Tbank you again for hosting Our World!

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  18. Nice pics even if not everybody involved was full of vim and vigor.

    Glad our Okie electrical guys were able to help. We know we had a lot of help after our ice storms a few years ago when our trees were ripped to shreds.

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  19. nice Sunday flowers and Monday pics too!

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  20. Anonymous2:39 AM

    Wonderfully evocative and lovely shots!

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  21. Hi - glad you got the power sorted.

    Really like the silver birch image; one of my favourite trees, even if they don’t really suit the climate down here.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  22. Some lovely photos here, Sandy. Adella and Clyde are just an adorable twosome. It's a shame that your state was/is ill-prepared to sort out your power issues and that tree branch looks mighty frightening dangling like that. Yet you find such beauty around you on an ordinary, overcast day. I'm not at all surprised.

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  23. Hi Sandy! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I liked your post. yes, shadows are beautiful too. Could you imagine a painting w/ out shadow. Too flat.

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  24. adella's photo is FABULOUS!!
    can't stop looking at it.
    gorgeous composition. one of your best photos in my opinion.

    thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures!

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  25. Oh, I have missed a lot, I guess you had a bad storm.:( Your daughter is truly beautiful, love that image of her and the dog.;))
    xoxo

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  26. To Clydester, love your new official name of Poochie Friend. I don't think we could be related but we do share a love for vintage Cheddar I believe. I like that balancing act you're performing in that photo, pretty good for a dog! Snort....

    Just visiting with my Meowmie. And Meowmie sends her best wishes too.

    The Ched, Celebrity Feline Blogger

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  27. make that OH Poochie friend. My paws are not typing so well today but otherwise, I'm purrrfect!

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