I'm so glad you and your house are OK. I hope you'll have something to eat now, though -- that is the emptiest store I've ever seen that was still open for business! The picture of you two in the window made me smile. I will miss you this Thanksgiving!
2012-10-30 04:59 pm (UTC)
Will you be seeking volunteers to help turn the lawn chair upright? Seems like you'd need a crew of a least 4.
Good to hear all is safe and well in Philly.
Philadelphia and Providence seem to have the same protective wards engraved in times past by creepy old men in secret societies. We had a few house wobbles and storm window rattling gusts, but not even a flicker. I think Irene took out all the weaker trees last year.
South of here, however, things were not so gentle. Beach homes swept out to sea, and much beach erosion. I'm almost afraid to find out the state of Moonstone beach right now...
2012-10-30 05:28 pm (UTC)
The texture after the storm
All your photographs are amazing, specially the outdoor scenes. Everything seems to have such a fresh, clean and alive texture to it; as if the storm had washed away something from the top, leaving a newer, nicer and "rawer" surface.
I've read about the human toll the storm took on the East Coast and Caribbean, and that is tragic. But nature scenes after such an event always amaze me. Its almost as if Mother Nature is showing us how the planet is supposed to look. That kind of thing.
Glad to hear you guys made it ok.
Glad to hear that you are both okay, and that Philly has mostly weathered the storm unscathed as well.
My work has been hit hard in New York, no people trouble per se, but many of my colleagues are without power or internet / phone, and our development data centre with all my code on it is under water (apparently), so it seems that you guys had a good escape by being that much more inland!
Much love to you guys and the kitties!
2012-10-30 05:57 pm (UTC)
I love these shots of our beautiful neighborhood! But don't dis the mayor too much about trying to keep everyone safe. Having lived in FL for a number of years, I know it's impossible to predict where these things are going to hit. The policy of "better safe than sorry" is a good one -- the next time, it could be us!
apparently, in times of crisis, frightened people do not turn to lemons or shake n bake. PBJs: The choice of the people during all stormageddons!
2012-10-30 06:06 pm (UTC)
As always Kyle beautiful pictures.
I guess few people wanted to take life's lemons and make lemonade...
Edited at 2012-10-30 06:29 pm (UTC)
Post-hurricane diet includes no preparation for scurvy.
Perhaps they feel they'll be able to get their Vitamin C from eating vegetarians as things devolve into chaos or anarchy.
Relieved to see you and Trillian survived okay.
I love the way Trillion lit up when you were with her in the coffee shop window It's obvious you are loved.
Glad the lawn furniture defied my prediction of doom and all is well.
I don't think I could embrace the concept of peanut butter and tomato sandwiches any time soon though your neighbors appear to have all the ingredients for them!
all such haunting images. Somehow, the pumpkins, and the picture in the coffee shop window stand out as pure surreal.
I always find myself mildly irritated when people suggest ignoring dire predictions since "they never get that bad". It's because the same people tend to be the ones screaming for help when the dire prediction proves correct and they're stuck on the roofs of their submerged houses. I always feel you shouldn't have it both ways.
the separatists believe that we are above nature..
the weather patrol
glad you're ok!
Hurricane Sandy ", New-York (new night photos)
Oct. 30th, 2012 at 5:46 PM
The flow of water into the underground parkingtrasyyEdited at 2012-10-31 04:52 am (UTC)
After the floods came the fires
Oct. 30th, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Hurricane Sandy "having fallen at the largest area of the Borough of New York City-Queens-sparked yet another misfortune. A residential neighbourhood of 50 homes burnt out completely as a result of the powerful fire, which by a strange coincidence occurred in high-risk flood zone. No casualties are reported, as almost all the inhabitants of the array were evacuated a few days ago.
The burnt neighborhood in Queens, New York, United States.http://trasyy.livejournal.com/988717.html
Philly got lucky it seems..
I love all of those pictures. they inspire me to go take a walk, we have weather like that daily, Oak Harbor WA. I think it's not normal if the winds are below 25 mph.
I do now remember why I started following you all those years ago on LJ, I love your pictures! They are so breath taking. Nice to read this storm wasn't so dramatic for you and your family.
I'm glad to see that you guys made it with minimal problems. Northern Va did pretty well also, although some of my neighbors are still without power and some friends lost their beach homes.