The Featured Image has changed a bit. After IRMA I have just one beautiful Palm to appreciate from my kitchen window.
Today marks an entire month since Irma hit us as a Category 4 Storm. She didn’t just smack, she destroyed.
The Grotto of Saint Mary’s in Key West,Florida is said to protect us.
I now am a firm believer of this.
Photo by Cynthia Martz
Court House Photo Credit ~ Shaun Wilson
The Linesman from many States including Colorado, Michigan were Here and got us up and running within 8-10 days. Very thankful for all their hard work and dedication.
On the Blvd (North Roosevelt)
Those from MM 10 and straight through the rest of the Keys Island Chain on into Georgia did not take IRMA as easily as we did.
Houses were completely blown off their concrete bases, cars floated upside down in the storm surge. Trees totally uprooted, debris scattered hither and yond.
The State Parks especially Bahia Honda took major devastation. It is a void wasteland with huge boulders hindering the roads to see the damage it done.
Such a beautiful park that I have spent many Sunday’s at over the years with my daughter and grandkids. Extended family and friends.
It will take some time to repair this beautiful sanctuary.
Photos from Key West.
Little Dove Photo by Cynthia Martz
The recently renovated Dion’s on the Blvd.
Two tornado’s made a path down North Roosevelt.
True, we were spared much devastation but it did in deed put a dent in the Ole Conch Shell. We lost some of our oldest Banyan and Gumbo Limbo Trees.
Photo Credit by Captain Tony’s daughter
“The Giving Tree” is one of Silverstein’s best-known children’s books became a “Taking Tree,” destroying one of Key West’s literary landmarks.
Martello Towers on the BLVD left a shambles.
The Bat Tower, gone.
The spirit of the locals (Key West) and the ones that evacuated and came back are persons that truly care about their little piece of paradise.
One day at a time.
After the four Storms that came back to Back in 2005 we have been spared.
Our Lush foliage and green trees were just coming back. Twelve years later we begin a new.
Others lost their entire homes, possessions and years of struggling. Gone with the Wind. Their homes were not so fortunate.
Big Pine Key MM 30-32
Trailer in Big Coppitt Key MM 10
So many effected by earthquakes in Mexico, savage storms in Puerto Rico and neighboring Islands.
Thankful for all the lives spared.
Blessings to all of those who lost a loved one.
No matter where you live, there is always something that concerns us weather wise.
It is cycles the Earth passes through, a cleansing of sorts.
Doesn’t make it any easier to cope with the aftermath of such onslaughts.
Source of quote
“Is global warming a natural cycle? Or is global warming affected by human influence? What does the science say? Both are true. In the natural cycle, the world can warm, and cool, without any human interference. For the past million years this has occurred over and over at approximately 100,000 year intervals. About 80-90,000 years of ice age with about 10-20,000 years of warm period, give or take some thousands of years.”