Sunday, August 28, 2011

EXTRA Sunday AFTER STORM POST


Aftermath Of Irene
  Here in Manhattan, not much damage at all, only the anxious night of hardly any sleep due to Tornado warnings and general agitation of mind.  It is reported today that most of the deaths in the region
were due to falling trees.

The Hurricane
by William Carlos Williams

The tree lay down
on the garage roof
and stretched, You
have your heaven,
it said, go to it.
 
My Brother's Business Is Here

Branches Around Gramercy Park New York
 

There Were Fallen Treasures To Glean

To Photograph and Draw

 Mimosa Blossoms, Ginkgo Fruit and Leaves
The Scent Is Heavenly

7:30 PM

Looking East Out My Front Window

Looking West

My thoughts turn in sympathy to all the areas flooded, the losses of life, home, possessions.  I'm reminded of my own selfishness too, and to be grateful for everything. The storm was minor compared to
the storms across the planet over recent times.

This decade of storm, fire, flood and earthquakes is historic
"No other hurricane in history has affected this many people"
-Diane Sawyer-

Really?  Can this be so?



3 comments:

deanna7trees said...

you sure did collect some beautiful storm souvenirs. are those mimosa flowers you collected? hope your brother's business wasn't damaged in any way.
i like your new banner.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

thank you for letting us know you
are ok. we will all sleep tonight.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

I am most grateful for your carrying dear blog buddies, and anxious to hear how Jude fared. Rest well my creative coven. My heart is easy, full of the friendship and comfort, wonder and wisdom given by you all.