We Pause Our Scheduled House Plant Posts…

Henri rain total

Many of you know that I know that I live in the northeast–or as I uncharitably refer to it, the frozen north.

As a general rule, we have much worse winter storms than summer storms. This last week, however, has been a bit of an exception. On Thursday, tropical storm Fred roared through in the pre-dawn hours. We received 5 inches of rain in a very brief period of time and there was flash flooding all over my town.

So Hurricane Henri was quite a threat, with its winds and rain.

Leafy mess

I just have this to deal with this this time. I got lucky.

Pine tree down

This, however, is directly across the street. I have talked to my neighbor. She is fine–other than the fact that she can’t get out of her garage.

So things seem pretty good in the immediate vicinity. I haven’t ventured much farther from my house than this because of the conditions. Tomorrow will tell the larger story. But at least power and cable are still on–the basics.

6 thoughts on “We Pause Our Scheduled House Plant Posts…

  1. John Hric August 23, 2021 / 11:53 am

    Glad you are okay. Stay safe.

  2. gardendaze August 23, 2021 / 12:00 pm

    Thanks! More rain today. To think that all I wish for was just a little rain for the garden. 🙂 Be careful what you wish for…


  3. The Chatsworth Lady August 23, 2021 / 12:02 pm

    Living on Long Island, I too am glad that Henri decided to go elsewhere! I spent Saturday doing every requires-electricity thing I could think of (vacuuming, laundry, hair washing/drying) because even the power company was saying ON SATURDAY that it could be 2 weeks before they could “restore” everyone. Luckily that timeframe didn’t need to be tested!

  4. gardendaze August 23, 2021 / 12:17 pm

    I did exactly the same thing! (Please tell me why it was so important to have a clean house if I was going to be without electricity for 3 weeks? Laundry and ironing, yes, but vacuuming? At the end of 3 weeks without electricity, I shudder to think what my rugs would look like!) I can’t imagine what “camping in my home” would have been like for 3 weeks, but I am very grateful that I didn’t have to find out–and even more grateful we had power crews here on standby to send to Rhode Island, where they do need them!


  5. tonytomeo August 23, 2021 / 7:30 pm

    Gee, I was about to say that it must be nice to get rain in August, but that tree across the street is not so nice.

  6. gardendaze August 24, 2021 / 4:56 am

    When it started to rain last Thursday, that’s exactly what I thought. “Great! Nature is watering, ” because we hadn’t had any rain all month. Eight inches later, there are trees all over the state that look like that, and even places where roads have washed out. I am always grateful when these storms turn away because I see what a mess a a glancing blow can be.


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