downed trees

Happy to report that we are safe and sound and the kids are as well. We partially lost our power early this morning, so we have no air conditioning – ugh! We ran an extension cord into the kitchen to keep the refrigerator running. We’re only getting a couple of cable stations. We brought our laptops down here to the living room and set them up where we have power. There’s a good stiff breeze, but it’s still a pretty humid breeze.

8.28.11 ~ Sound Breeze
8.28.11 ~ Sound Breeze

We slept through the worst of it and were lucky to have no damage. We did lose part of a tree in our condo complex (above). Then we decided to go out for a drive… This tree (below) was behind the Groton Town Hall.

8.28.11 ~ Groton, Connecticut
8.28.11 ~ Groton, Connecticut

The storm surge at low tide still swelled the Poquonnock River…

8.28.11 ~ Groton, Connecticut
8.28.11 ~ Groton, Connecticut

A large family of swans on the Poquonnock River seems to be all accounted for…

8.28.11 ~ Groton, Connecticut
8.28.11 ~ Groton, Connecticut

This tree was near the Groton-New London Airport…

8.28.11 ~ Groton, Connecticut
8.28.11 ~ Groton, Connecticut

Irene was a tropical storm when she got to us so we were very grateful – things could have been so much worse. With the windows open now I’m smelling the aroma of someone’s delicious dinner coming in on the wind. Tim’s asleep and I’m hoping Irene washed all the ragweed pollen out of the air!

10 thoughts on “downed trees”

  1. My family on the coast north of you seems to be basically OK too. Thanks for the pics, Barbara!
    So glad you were not disturbed more!
    Love, OM

  2. So glad to hear you’re safe and sound. Having family, friends, and blogmates out east, I was relieved when Irene was downgraded.

    Poor trees. 🙁

    1. I do wonder how many trees came down in Connecticut… And if the winds had been stronger what devastation it could have caused… I found this little tidbit online:

      “Connecticut is the fourth most densely populated state in the nation. Yet it also ranks 13th in percentage of forest cover. Few places have as many people living among so much woodland,” according to “The Forests of Connecticut,” a 2004 study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  3. I’m glad you’re okay and your family. When hurricane Ike came to Houston, we had to electticity for 2 weeks and our fens got blown off . But the most important thing is we are all safe. God watches us, hears our prayers.

    1. Thank you – I remember watching reports of Hurricane Ike on TV in 2008 – it was one humdinger of a storm!! I’m glad you and your family came through safely. With the drought in Texas right now I almost wished Hurricane Lee would have gone there to give some relief. Seems like feast or famine when it comes to rainfall…

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