Sunday, July 19, 2009

After the storm

I woke up early this morning and decided to take a walk to survey the damage from last night's storm (see previous post). The flowers in the barrels by the front steps are a bit flattened. I think they'll perk up though.

I went over to check on the garden. This is my garden marker. Everyone else got a rock with their name on it, but I was the last person to secure a plot so I think the organizer forgot about me and I had to make my own. Oh well, the shell is more 'me' anyway.

The onions got a big damaged. Actually, everyone's onions were flattened down, probably by the wind. Mine weren't doing so well before the storm. I think someone (or something) stepped on them.

Everything else seems to have survived. Look at that lettuce! We've already eaten some. Yum!

We live in a neighbourhood with many mature trees. All along the streets there were branches down. This is in front of our next-door neighbour's house. This branch was out in the road until he came home around midnight and moved it.

At the end of the block.

This was a couple of streets over.

And this was the worst I saw this morning. There wasn't really too much damage to our neighbourhood. As I was walking, I met up with a man out walking his three dogs and he said that the house next door to him had a power line hanging down.
So, we survived. We haven't received a newspaper yet today so I'm not sure what the extent of the damage was in other parts of the city.

It was pretty wild last night, but Mother Nature is putting on her innocent fact today - it's beautiful outside with blue skies and a slight breeze.
Before I go and do something productive with my day, I wanted to show you a couple of giveaway prizes I've won in the past few weeks.
First, this fabulous pillow pattern from Kellie at Don't Look Now:
And then these Moda Patisserie charm squares, cute pattern and magnetic note pad from Jen at Miss Punkie Pie:

Thanks girls! I love my gifts!

And you must visit Linda over at Natural Suburbia. She is having another giveaway with some beautiful hand-dyed wool as the prize.

I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday.


Tonya's Sewing Room said...

what a storm, that's the norm here. usually about once a week. glad all is well and the garden survived.

Barb said...

I missed your posts before this...what is up with my blogger? Oh well...sounds like it was quite the storm...glad only a few branches were down.

Love your prizes, how fun for you!!

andsewon said...

WOW! Yes you all got a good one for sure. Glad you and yours are okay today.
We had one pass close to us and gave us some much needed rain but others got a bit of what you received!!
Onions will lop over anyways, sun will bring it all back up.
Sure wish we had some of that lettece to go with the tomatoes!! Soon as heat gets here it is bye bye for ours.
Lucky you on those and Pat are HOT!

Julia said...

I'm glad you didn't have any serious damage. Storms can be frightening. One of our DDs got home from her visit with us to find their power had been out and they lost all the food in their freezer and refrigerator.

PunkiePie said...

Oh good! You got your giveaway. There was a magnet too.... I THINK. I thought I stuck one in the package. I just want to make sure you didn't throw it out. LOL!

LOVE the pillow pattern you won!

Pat said...

I"m glad you didn't have any major damage. Your garden is doing nicely, too....and remember how you were so unsure if you could succeed with a nice veggie garden? NICE prizes you won, too.

goldenbird said...

Glad to see the damage wasn't too bad. It can be scary when those big branches come down-- the cracking sounds, and then the uncertainty if they are about to come through your window or on top of a car.

Your lettuce looks good! Where's the pic of your delicious homegrown salad? :-) Hope your onions perk back up.

Congrats on winning two giveaways. You're on a roll! Maybe you should play the lottery.

What Comes Next? said...

Isn't that just like Mother Nature? Throw a torential tantrum, and then come out sunny and innocent! Looks like the damage wasn't too bad - your plants should recover nicely - that lettuce looks wonderful. I love Kellie's patterns - congrats on winning that and your other goodies.

goldenbird said...

Hi Rachel-- will you let me know when you receive the ATC I sent you? I want to post pics on my blog after everyone has received them. Thanks!