29 August 2011

In the Wake of the Storm

We weathered the storm in good spirits, however on Sunday there were tornado warnings all day and everything was eerily silent aside from ambulances and fire engines roaring past. No planes or trains can be heard in the distance, and until it was nearly dark there were no cars on the roads. Branches were ripping off the trees and walnuts were raining down on the yard. My mom insisted that I not leave the house, and she's hardly a worrier. I stayed in, and she stayed in. We were so lucky to have had power come back in the morning and we spent the day cooking and eating and checking up on all our friends and family we could get in touch with. The last time we had a hurricane it was days until we had power back. By early evening the wind still hadn't died down, but I went into the front yard for some fresh air and to capture the golden sky and its reflection on the front window. My camera practically blew out of my hand, and I made it a quick shoot.

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  1. I sometimes get pretty cranky about Ireland's middle of the road never really hot/never really cold weather until I hear about the extremes other countries get. Glad to hear you and your friends and family emerged unscathed anyway. And you camera too :)

    www.theheadlessmannequin.blogspot.com

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  2. so glad your family was okay.
    that first picture is beautiful.

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  3. so glad you're doing ok and that all is well!!! :)

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  4. Glad you guys did okay! The tornado warnings were freaking me out. My area ended up lucky, with just plenty of rain and wind, although the rest of the state is full of flooding and power outages.

    Love that window reflection picture, btw.

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  5. love the pink!

    mindofmr.blogspot.com

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  6. glad that everything is ok!!
    lovely pics!!
    xoxo

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  7. The firs picture is amazing! I'm glad that you did ok :D

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  8. While the wind and rain have stopped, life won't return to normal until we get power back. I'm glad you have it. Many, many don't.

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  9. Glad you are safe!

    Beautiful pictures!

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  10. Whoa sweet photos. I've been caught in some serious hurricanes on the island- this one time when we were camping in Montauk we were told to evacuate but we didn't have time so we all parked our cars in a circle and weathered the storm and I was little and afraid and I wrote in a journal that I was going to die. hehe I'm glad you are safe! We were safe here, but just over the river in VT everything is flooded and some of it is really, really bad...

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  11. I feel a bit guilty for enjoying the peace and quiet when everything comes to a halt like this. It would be awful reading a blog about someone who got wiped out, glad you're okay and still able to take a few snaps even! I noticed read hobbyhorsesandsecondcourses' blog, she's a friend o'mine!

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  12. Such beautiful shots :) Good to hear you're ok :)

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  13. What beautiful photographs.
    Some of the best sunsets come after the storm.

    beks xx

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