Last night, Tropical Storm Hanna moved through our state. While we in New England didn’t get hit as hard as our southern neighbors, there was a lot of rain and wind throughout the state. I did prepare for the storm a little bit by picking all of my tomatoes yesterday morning and putting some water in jugs in the fridge just in case the power went out. Not huge preparations, but it wasn’t that bad of a storm. We didn’t end up losing power, which is great, although there are a lot of outages throughout our state right now.
A tree fell on the hay lot in front of our house. Fortunately, it didn't hit the nearby power lines.
Many of our sunflowers were blown over.
The cosmos got flattened onto the walkway.
The heavy rain also compressed the morning glories, but I think they'll be alright.
The good news: both of the new sugar maples are fine.
The white pines on our boundaries, planted two years ago, also had no problems.
The hydrangeas are still going strong, just with fewer blooms than in July.
These yellow mums, a gift from my cousins, weathered the storm just fine thanks to the protection of the breezeway porch.
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