Well, we were lucky. Hurricane Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm, and the only damage we experienced was a lot of leaves on the deck. No uprooted trees, flooding or power outages. The lights flickered twice, but came back on. We were prepared–bought canned food we could heat up on the gas burners and made sure the flashlights were working.
For me, this photo kind of embodies how we fared in the hurricane. A Japanese anemone that survived, but got a few petals pinned back by the wind and rain. Something easy to fix.
See you on Wednesday!