PREPARATION: We tried to think of all the lists of things to do in a Hurricane. We had packed up food, water, sleeping bags, clothing, etc. I really didn't grab the photo albums. There were too many, and I thought that if we lost the house, I would want to remember the details of my life in my head.
The waiting and anticipation was hardest. Should we leave or should we stay. should we head to our Son's home, or drive away from the storm (hard to figure that one out, since it covered most of Florida!). So We prepared and waited:
|Furniture removed from Patio|
Window coverings put on (they are a mesh material)
Plants tucked away
|Important papers, food, sleeping bags|
at the ready...just in case we evacuate.
Now, the waiting begins.......
|Sweet Hubby bought "high Water" boots|
and I already had a pair, which we set
by the back door.
Just in case....
|While we waited, I started a small watercolor of 'bleeding hearts'.|
|A bucket list moment!|
|Of course, where would I head, but to the Botanical Gardens.|
They did not disappoint.
A beautiful, calming place.
|A very zen place|
|The Vulcan is a Birmingham symbol|
that represents the Steel and cast iron industry.
|Wouldn't this be fun to take to the grocery. It's a tandem bike, but the wicker is just 'beachy".|
|all that chrome!|
You have to love a Harley!
|I wanted to take this home, for the after hurricane clean up!|
|And this is for my brother. All the Lotus are lined up in order of age.|
All are timelessly beautiful.
|since we lost screens, the pool needed a good cleaning.|
|Many screens blew out. |
We are 'on the list' and waiting.
We will replace all of the screens, as many are ripped from the wind.
|A most beautiful Jacaranda was split in two.|
|If you look right above the garage, a Pine is listing to the left (over the house).|
We need to go through the HOA, in order to cut it down.
Slash Pines do not do well in wind, sad to say.
p.s. that is our clean up pile on the curb.
|And the beginning of the trash bag mountain, under our orange tree.|
We ended up with about 20 bags of 'stuff' from the yard.
|Just another day at the beach.|
Every thing looked so normal on our walk, yesterday.
(lots and lots of shells, though)