I am happy, and grateful, to report that we were relatively unaffected by Hurricane Irene, though many friends and family were not so lucky. Certain areas nearby were without power for hours, and my brother and his family were unreachable by telephone till today.
My prayers and good wishes go out to those who experienced damage or worse.
This evening, I took a walk to one of my favorite neighborhood spots. The creek leads to a local swimming hole, through a tunnel under a highway--but I wouldn't want to have to walk through the tunnel, or even take a swim at this point.
Here's a link to a photo I took in October 2009. This is usually what the creek looks like.
I tried to capture the same view today, plus I took a few more shots of the rushing water. You can see it's a bit higher than usual--as well as rougher!
Speaking of vines, I found this one, already turning red for the fall. The nights have gotten much cooler. I am looking forward to my favorite season.
What is your favorite season? What do you enjoy most about it?
Until next time, stay well, my friends.