Thursday, February 21, 2008

Photos from the Storm and Garden

Here are photos from the storm and current pictures of the garden. I won’t comment much, I think the photos will speak for themselves. Despite my depression and deep sadness concerning the garden I am glad that our home is still standing and we are safe, our loss is so small compared to others. Phillip, thank you so much for the kind words you posted in your blog.

Our Home


The Garden


The House Across the Street


The Garden as it Looks Now



All That is Left of Our Hard Work


The Only Bloom in Our Garden and Our Littel Ray of Hope

Ray of Hope

I know we will persevere, I have no doubt about that and I know things will get better. It just seems like such a giant step backwards and we worked so hard last year you just couldn’t imagine. I do know this, everything happens for a reason, so I guess there is reason we must start over.


Carolyn gail said...

Shades of my childhood, Phillip. I've seen the devastation of tornadoes many times but was lucky not to have been directly hit.

That is one thing I don't miss about Alabama.

I sure hope your friends will find the strenght and fortitude to persevere.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the devastation your garden suffered. We live west of New Orleans and our garden was shredded by the winds of Katrina. It has taken us two years but we have recovered. I pray the same for you

Will said...

Your garden was once very beautiful, and I know that with your hard work it will be beautiful once again. It will take some time, but I know that is something that you want and because of your determination you will have it once again. I am glad that you are both okay, and know that I am always here for you no matter what.

jodi said...

I'm so sorry about your troubles. How terrifying this must have all been....I can only imagine, because we don't have such things here in NS, and tornadoes are the stuff of nightmares for me. I wish I lived closer--we could organize a workbee to help you with cleanup. My thoughts are with you, including your neighbours.

Rurality said...

So glad that you escaped physical harm. Such bad tornados in Alabama in recent years!

chuck b. said...

How awful! That must have been terrifying. I can't really wrap my mind around a tornado--the destruction is so random and capricious.

Pam/Digging said...

I'm sorry for your losses and those of your neighbors. It must be very disheartening. But gardens and gardeners are resilient. Good luck with your recovery.

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Sorry to hear about the garden. I to agree that things happen for a reason. It might not be know for a while but you will finally realize it. At least you both weren't hurt or killed. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Cliff

Becca said...

oh, all of us gardeners can sympathize with you. After the hurricanes, we are always left to clean up our ragged gardens. I know it will soon be beautiful again and the soil is all prepared, right?

Annie in Austin said...

Phillip told us about your devastating run-in with the tornado - I'm so sorry your garden was whacked, but am glad you yourselves are okay.

Perhaps having a garden blog will help you through this! The act of documenting and posting the recovery might help you record it from a third person perspective, letting you see the process as historians rather than victims.

At least I hope it will work that way! Good luck!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose