Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Photo time

We survived Hurricane Irene (well sort of, still cleaning out a flooded basement) and consider ourselves blessed when seeing all of the devastation elsewhere. My heart goes out to all those who are struggling with the aftermath of this behemoth of a storm. 

Here in the Northeast, we were hit by a hurricane and an earthquake this past week so we're now prepping for the inevitable cyclone or dust storm to hit. Friggin insanity.

The ironic thing is that it has been nothing short of perfect, weather wise, since late Sunday afternoon. Last evening, I couldn't resist enjoying this incredible weather so I ventured out to my safe haven, the garden, to snap some photos as an "escape". As usual, the focus was on the plants and I even tried to get creative with one series of shots, but all those photos were trumped by what I saw when I looked up. Here's what I captured:                 

Yucca 'Golden Sword'

Feather Reed Grass 'Karl Foerster' and Ninebark 'Summer Wine' 

Sneezeweed behind Hibiscus 'Kopper King'

Have you ever seen a chef prepare the same food in three different ways and serve them together on the same plate? Well, I give you Itea 'Henry's Garnet' served up three ways:



Lame attempt at getting artsy, huh? 

Yes, plant photos are nice and all, but when I looked up to the skies last night, I couldn't believe what I saw.  It was stunning and I tried my best to capture it as the night went on:      



Pretty cool, huh?


9 comments:

  1. So glad you escaped the hurricane without severe damage. Those sky photos are gorgeous!

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  2. Very nice---even the "artsy" plant photos!
    :D

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  3. oh, those skies are glorious after the storm!

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  4. Beautiful plantings and the sky is gorgeous

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  5. Sorry your basement is flooded, that must be the pits. Very pretty pictures as usual.

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  6. Your "attempt" was a complete success! Glad you survived Irene, although a flooded basement is nothing to sneeze at.

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