Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fay's Aftermath

tropical storm fayVenturing out this morning into the sunshine after four days of intensive rain was simply lovely. The rain gauge boasted ten inches, and I joined in on a game of Pick-Up Stix .

marigold treeThe worst casualty was our Mexican Sunflower which measured out at fifteen feet tall. Root ball intact, we did our best to prop her back up.

mexican sunflowerI hope this won't traumatize her beautiful flower show in the fall. She stands, a bit disheveled yet proud.

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore - Vincent van Gogh


Anonymous said...

Sharon- oh it is a mess, and so hard to believe that it was only a tropical storm and not a hurricane.
Rain is as much a damage, sometimes even more, than wind.

I'm glad it wasn't worse for you.
Nature is harsh and also forgiving. Things spring back up so quickly it's as though they were never affected.

I love painting when it's raining here ( it doesn't rain often enouogh ) but when the winds are blowing and the rain is relentless, I'm restless and unable to concentrate. I like to just sit and take it in....

Hope clean up is quick and successful.

Sharon Crute said...

Bonnie: although the results of Fay were not too severe here in Ocala, some areas of the state are still way under water. And more storms are on the way...however, by the looks of your gorgeous photos, even if St. Croix gets hit - you're high and dry in the sky!