|This is the entry to our complex|
|Many homes suffered flooding in their yards|
|A lot of windows were boarded up|
|At least these poles were still standing, even though a little crooked, many had snapped off.|
|A lot of the fences were blown apart.|
It was such a beautiful day on Sunday and has continued to be lovely weather ever since. The cleanup here began as soon as the storm passed and I'm sure by next week it will look as if nothing ever happened.
We did get a new neighbor who now lives in our pond, we noticed her/him the next day...an alligator. Our very own Nessie. It is about 5 feet long, I'm just hoping it doesn't eat all my sweet turtles that live in that pond. I call "breakfast" and about 4 of the turtles come swimming down to be fed. I just hope they're not breakfast any time soon. My next door neighbor warned me today to be careful when I go out the back door since we don't have a fence around the yard as yet. I don't want to be "breakfast" or worse, a snack.
I'll share some of my artful creations done during that down time in another blog posting. I'm grateful for so many things right now and just glad the storm has left. I'm so sorry that so many others are suffering from the immense power of Matthew. My thoughts and prayers are with them. I do want to thank so many of my friends, relatives and art sisters from around the world that checked up on me during those dark days. Thank you all.