worried about how the pretty trees & gardens would deal with the wind & torrential rain from hurricane irene.
even the fish shack was boarded up and people used a lot of masking tape and duct tape on their windows. i hope it comes off easily and these two clearly have an ocd-issue with the straight lines.
people partied on and sweetleaf cafe put out a typical new york-style welcome mat for hurricane irene while serving up mighty good coffee. check out this photo of the flat iron building.
runs on bread, milk and haagen daz (?) were the norm. we stocked up on things like batteries and seemed to be constantly re-charging our electronics, social teas, water that was put into the freezer and bumble bee tuna salad in a can with crackers in case the power went out. now, i'll have to eat it anyway.
just a few fallen branches and leaves everywhere, but i'm relived most of the sycamores made it through the storm because without them our neighborhood is ordinary. this suv looks worse than it is, i think. it didn't seem to be damaged, but more like it was camouflaged.
prior to the hurricane, we went to a new beach town, spiffed up our kitchen which is still being tweaked, took charlie to the doctor a few times, got my camera back and rearranged all of our inspiration boards (oy!), so i've gone in reverse with some before and after hurricane pics from around our neck of the woods. hope you all are well.
ps i loved hearing mayor bloomberg speak spanish about the hurricane. the thing is he would go on in english for around ten minutes and then the spanish version would last about one.