It was quite horrific.
Hail collected in piles alongside the roads. Water gushed and pooled and collected, obstructing streets and byways. Large branches were torn from trees, scattered across yards.
And my front porch was a scene of total devastation.
Strewn across my porch were my precious, carefully tended flowers.
I tried so hard to keep my plants alive this summer. Some years I have boycotted having plants on my porch -- because they end up being just one more thing I have to babysit and take care of. But PB&J bought me three hanging baskets for Mother's (Guilt) Day, and I swore those baskets would feel no neglect, and that they would thrive, THRIVE I tell you, under my care.
And they did. They were doing so well.
That is until the great Labor Day Storm of 2008.
PB&J went out and tried to set things right. And it seems that though quite a few blossoms were lost, and the plants are all bent and leaning in awkward positions, they are, in fact, ok.
So for Trading Treats Tuesday, celebrate with me:
Though Gustav gusted with gusto, My Flowers Survived!
What's your treat today?