After the Storm

IMG_0969Yesterday we experienced 35 mph winds, followed by rain and thunder that continued throughout the night. Fortunately, our home is sturdily built and suffered no storm damage. Our flowerbeds are a bit worse for the wear, but given a stretch of spring temperatures, they will recover.

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Looking at the rock wall beyond the front porch pillar, you can see that the beautiful Iris are gone, victims of the storm.


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These iris line the edge of our back yard. During the storm they were laid flat. Today they are upright again, but this year’s blooms are gone.


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These are the rose hedges on each side of the driveway. Today they are battered and somewhat bedraggled, but they have bounced back before, and I expect they will soon be fully recovered. They were selected based on their reputation as tough survivors, and they have not disappointed.


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