Aftermath

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 any of the nearby power lines.

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.

Many of our sunflowers were blown over.

The cosmos got flattened onto the walkway.

The cosmos got flattened onto the walkway.

The heavy rain also compressed the morning glories, but I think they'll be alright.

The heavy rain also compressed the morning glories, but I think they'll be alright.

both of the new sugar maples are fine.

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 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.

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.

These yellow mums, a gift from my cousins, weathered the storm just fine thanks to the protection of the breezeway porch.

To see who else is strolling today, visit The Quiet Country House.

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5 responses to “Aftermath

  1. We were very lucky, compared to what others are experiencing with tropical storms and hurricanes right now. My stroll today also features the storm aftermath at: http://everydaywomanusa.wordpress.com/

    So glad your new trees survived!

    Mom

  2. Glad you made it through the storm okay. I was actually a little disappointed we didn’t get more rain. The eye passed about 45 miles west of us. We just got a windy day!

  3. this storm looks like it made quite a mess to me…adore your hydrangea!

  4. Another Hanna victim here! Looks as if you had a lucky break (except for that tree! I hate losing trees). Good for you, saving the tomoatoes. Such a lovely hydrangea…and blue morning glories to match!

  5. Ohhhh, I love that last picture. LOVE.

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