Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Irene Aftermath/ Long Island

All state parks are closed so instead of going to the beach
 we went to visit a friend in Huntington

where lots of families are still without power, so the bagel shop was extra popular.

A big tree had fallen in Heckscher Park  -- one of a huge number of trees all over the place.

The guys sawing it up were pretty keen to have their photo taken.

On the village green the usual gaggle of Canada geese

wandering near toppled trees and fallen branches.

We passed by the little old house where our children grew up

and pondered the maple soaring above it.

ps Doesn't Irene Aftermath sound like a novelist who specializes in romance?


  1. thanks for the front line report.
    Glad you are OK.

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral
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  2. I did wonder, glad you are ok and that Irene has finally said "Goodnight",

  3. The women and indeed the children in the bagel line look seriously bored...perhaps they should go and saw a tree...it seems to put a smile on your face! Love the house where the children grew up.

  4. well...
    it sure could have been
    a Lot Worse
    is all i can say!

    i was glued to
    ~~The Weather Channel~~
    and your blog
    for my up-to-date info.

    {{ honestly
    i do not feel
    it was Hurricane Hype
    one bit...}}

  5. Elizabeth, I am glad that the children's growing up house was spared any Irene damage. This means that more family memories can be hatched in this building, with a view of that big tree.

    Isn't it grand to have blue sky and sunshine back!


  6. I always wonder where the birds go when a big blow hits their homeland. Looks those geese had a good shelter of some sort. So sad to see those giant trees topple.

    I agree you have a good pen name for your future romance novel.

  7. WOW. photojournalism, thy name is Elizabeth!

    Great post, great words, fascinating photos...and the perfect name for a new romance novel!

  8. Thank You for the update !
    Love the tree removal guys and the charming house were your family lived.

    Again, so happy your all fine.

    cheers, parsnip

  9. The lull AFTER storm. Bad as it was it could have been so much worse!

  10. Irene sound like a trollup- what an adorable house you lived in under the towering maple!

  11. We were so much luckier in the city, weren't we? I love the looks of the house in which your children grew up.

  12. It is always sad to see toppled trees.
    I am so glad that it was not worse.
    Thank you for sharing.

  13. dear blogger friend .. from time to time I want to say .. thank you for posting regularry from your city .. I really enjoy . ciao --

  14. Nice to hear a report; but I miss your artistic shots :)


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