Saturday, September 3, 2011


I was in Northern New Jersey visiting my sisters when Hurricane Irene hit. We have all watched the news reports of the devastation Irene left behind, sure it could have been worse and thankfully it wasn't like Katrina. My heart goes out to those hit by this storm especially those in Vermont. The water in all these pictures receded and the trees that fell have been removed, life has gone back to normal, for many the clean up continues.

Earthquakes, Tornados, Hurricanes...turning the calendar to starting....colors peaking from trees....changes are happening on every corner.

It's a new's Saturday....hope it's a beautiful day for you.

PS the little animal in middle is a soaked and scared chipmunk. My niece took the picture...hope the lil guy made it.


Joyce said...

Mother Nature can be so gentle with one had and so fierce with the other. My heart goes out to all hit by Irene. Im glad you are home safe. Is that a little animal in one of your photos? I'm on my phone so hard to see. Big hugs xo

oceangirl said...

Glad you are home safe. I read about Irene from a sailor's blog and it was both exciting and disturbing.

Hope your Saturday is beautiful.

CM said...

Glad you and your sisters are okay. What's the animal in the middle picture?

Yes, this weekend feels like a pause before all of the changes take place...fall, school, ect. Have a nice weekend :-)

pve design said...

Our little village was under water and a new favorite pizza spot is preparing to re-open. Mother Nature sure knows how to keep people and animals on their toes!
Twins are doing fine, thanks for asking.
How is the college search going for your gal?
Happy September!

Ina in Alaska said...

I looked and looked at the little critter and thought it was a kitten for the longest time. Heartbreaking picture. I hope the little chipmunk made it too.

All is well at the Jersey Shore where my sister and mom live. But my brother in Belmar was without power for about 5 days.


Punctuation Mark said...

great post... i believe september is bringing a lot of good things to everyone's lives!

Tezzie said...

Wow...that's scary stuff. Very glad you're safe and sound. Let's hope there is some positive change around the corner, as opposed to all this negative stuff! Be well, my friend <3

lisaroyhandbags said...

Mother Nature can be one nasty gal! I hope everyone is slowing returning to their normal. Glad you made it without too much trouble. Have a lovely long weekend! :)
btw: love your Sept header

Leslie said...

It has been one crazy ride!! I am so glad that you guys did ok through Irene. I heard that some of New Jersey was flooded.
We had a few battered doves in our back yard on the morning after Irene ~ They were a mess but they finally got it together and flew off.

Have a great Labor day weekend

likeschocolate said...

So glad your ok! Happy weekend !

Mark said...

Great pics, what a crazy storm. Eathquakes, hurricanes, whats next?

Yvonne said...

So much damage. Hard to think about how all those people are going to rebuild after an already tough economy.

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Oh my. So glad it wasn't so much worse for you.