May 3, 2010

After the FLOOD: The Sun Shines Again!

Mom and Dad's backyard at 6:00am this morning. 
Dad's suburban yesterday
Mom & Dad's neighborhood yesterday afternoon

And later this morning:
 The waters are finally receding and the sun is out again. 

The view from my front porch this morning is so different than yesterday's.

The sky is such a beautiful shade of BLUE today!!!
We went for a family walk this morning and this is a picture of the pedestrian tunnel...well, it is there under all that water. You can just make our the top of the tunnel, there to the left of the flooded tree...well, maybe you can't quite make it out. Yet.
This is the trail that leads to the tunnel...
And here is the HERO station

We walked down to Publix and treated the kids to a doughnut. They were so thrilled!
We were shocked at how fast the shelves had become empty...

I cannot express how wonderful it is to hear birds sing again. The "noise" of a flood is so incredibly strange. Rushing water in storm drains hours & hours AFTER the rain stops falling. No birds, no animals, no cars, no people in sight. It was eerie.
But now the sun is shining, people are out checking on their neighbors and life is beginning to return, not to normal but it is returning. And the real work begins...the clean up.

Thanks so much for all of your kind words and thoughts~



Suzanne on May 3, 2010 at 3:17 PM said...

Great pics Kristie! I'm SO glad to see the sun is shining!

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