Our World Tuesday: After the Storm

After a week of strange weather, interruptions to our routines, and working toward normal again, we got to set the clocks back on saturday night. When I woke up on Sunday morning, the sun was not long behind me, and it shone through the back window with all the intensity of midwinter. I could see the shadow of the screen imprinted on the curling ribbon of Adella's week-old birthday balloons.
From November 4, 2012
Later, we went to my parents' home to do some raking to be ready for the next storm, a Nor'easter due in Wednesday. Mom and dad live in Newtown, which can't seem get out of its own way when the bad weather comes. My parents have been without electricity for a week. Gentlemen from Alabama and Georgia and North Carolina have been up and down their streets doing with Connecticut cannot do for itself. We are grateful for their help. They didn't have to come, but they did. Here are some gentlemen from North Carolina reconnoitering over a map and a box of doughnuts before the next gig.
From November 4, 2012
Back at the ranch, the leaves on the Japanese maples were holding on with color to spare. They and the cherries are the last to let go. Every other tree around here right now is bare. Without the ornamental trees holding out for an encore, the look around these parts would be very wintry.
From November 4, 2012
Be well, friends.

Our World Tuesday

Comments

  1. Good to hear that you and yours are relatively unscathed. Batten down those hatches. Winter has yet to come.

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  2. it's definitely in the air has winter practices its grand entrance...lovely photos!

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  3. I love your capture for the day! And I'm glad you didn't have any more damage than you did! Hope the coming storm won't be too bad! I do hate to think of your parents being without electricity for this long!! No fun at all in your part of the world these days! But you do have a wonderful attitude and I admire you for that!! Doing the best with what we have is the best any of us can do in times like these! Hope you and Adella have a good week. Stay warm and safe!

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  4. i feel for your parents and all those still without power. a friend in nj just got hers restored yesterday. and those first-responders and emergency power workers are angels.

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  5. Glad things are getting a bit back to normal.. it has got to be so hard to be without electricity for so long.
    There are even some guys from the Eugene (OR) area utility up there doing something hopefully to help.

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  6. I hope things get back to normal soon. For so many it won't be normal for a long time.
    This was unbelievable rotten luck.

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  7. So nice to "see" you, Sandy




    Aloha from Waikiki, Pal
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  8. Your photo of the Japanese maple leaves is beautiful. I hope your parents soon get their electricity back. We saw many utility trucks from different companies heading east last week. I'm glad they could help out.

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  9. There is always a nice day after the storm, hope you are just fare well through these days. And I love your maple leaves, it's a sign of hope.

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  10. The last shot is bright and so full of hope.

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  11. Electricity withdrawal for a week would be beyond miserable.

    I'm always amazed at how utility crews from across the country and show up and know what to do. On the natural gas gathering systems I deal with you don't let somebody who is not familiar with it anywhere close. The electrical utilities must have a more standard design protocol.

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  12. Anonymous11:52 PM

    That's lot of bad weather over there. Love the glow of the red maple leaves.

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  13. Hoping power is restored soon to your Mom and Dad - and that this new storm doesn't do any damage!

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  14. Such beautiful colors!!
    Nice capture
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  15. Glad family are well and safe with all the storms.

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  16. Your photos look loaded with significance, in light of what your writing. Hope you (and everyone else going thru it)will fare better in the next storm!

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  17. Glad to hear your are safe.
    I love the maple leaves ;-)

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