Last year we were hit with the destructive October snowstorm that felled trees, altered my garden and landscape and left us without power for a week.
This year, on exactly the same date, October 29, Superstorm Sandy roared through and devastated NYC and NJ, and parts of the Connecticut shore.
|NASA Goddard photo|
The only garden impacts here were that the autumn leaves all blew down and the perennials that were still standing are flattened. The pretty Sheffield mums and aromatic asters are smushed and need to be cut down.
One of the new red oak saplings I planted at the edge of the meadow on the east side was uprooted, but I straightened it and packed the earth around the mini rootball back down. Despite winds in the 40s and gusts up to 62, there really was little damage.
It really looks like fall now, skies are still gray from the the lingering massive storm, and leaves are down. But what a difference from last October 29!
|A year ago|