After the Deluge (3): We can get out now, no more rain, and recovering my sanity

The broken fence still needs to be repaired, and there’s a sad, bare spot where my beautiful Japanese Maple tree was, but things are slowly getting back to normal.

Sunday morning I got out with a shovel and tried to fill in some of the worst places on the road in front of our house.  However, I’m old (haha) and not used to doing manual labor, and I had to give up.  Sunday afternoon our neighbor went out with a shovel and a wheelbarrow and did fill up enough of the drop-off that we were able to get out the next day and go to the store for groceries.  It was a bumpy ride, but we were grateful to be able to get out.

This morning (Tuesday), the father of our other neighbor drove up on a farm tractor and scraped the entire road from one end to the other, including the portion of our driveway that had been worn away during the flash flood.  Now the road is smooth for its entire length.  More work may need to be done, but that will come.

In the meantime, my flowers are blooming, and I am feeling better about things…

Blue Hydrangeas

Blue lacecap hydrangea











Roses ( a little battered from the storms)

Battered roses

Battered roses2

Battered roses3


“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” (Nhat Hanh)

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Ruth says:

    Blooming flowers make anyone feel better.

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  2. arlene says:

    Good to know that you can go out now and the road has been cleared.

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    1. It came none too soon as my husband had to go to the doctor today!

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      1. arlene says:

        Hope everything would be okay!


        1. Thank you! He is okay!

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  3. jjaywmac says:

    The flower pictures are beautiful. I especially love the magnolia. I can smell it from here!! 🙂


    1. Thank you! We had only a very few magnolia blooms this year, and they were very high up on the tree making them difficult to photograph.


  4. Cee Neuner says:

    So glad to hear things are slowly getting back to normal for you. Your flowers are stunningly beautiful.


    1. Thank you. Right now just about the only things keeping me sane are photography and my flowers.


  5. de Wets Wild says:

    Glad to know things are slowly returning to normal for you, Deb!


    1. Thank you! If it’s not one thing, it’s another! I was taken to the hospital 30 miles away by ambulance and spent one night there but am recovering from that, too.


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