Saturday, November 3, 2012

Things I Saw Today

Today is my birthday.  I started it off with a walk around my neighborhood.  Things look different.  The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is palpable.


 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37 comments:

  1. Ally, happy, happy birthday! I will be sending a belated birthday package soon.

    Thank you for sharing pics of your neighborhood. It's hard to fathom so much destruction.

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  2. Wow. I continue to be amazed at the destruction. And it is so widespread. The pictures tell a tale for sure. I hope you enjoyed your day in some way. Those aren't the most cheerful pictures, but at least you guys are okay. Big hugs to you on your special day.

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  3. Scary and beautiful at the same time. Happy to see life goes on. Wishing everyone the best and hoping the clean-up response is going well.

    Have a happy birthday, Ally. I know it's probably hard in the wake of the storm, but life continues on.

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  4. Happy Birthday from me.
    Mother nature is truely powerful as your photos clearly show.

    Take care and enjoy your day.

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  5. Happy birthday! I hope despite the destruction evident in the pictures, you did still see a lot of nature's beauty. I love that you show an entirely different side to New York and area that I would have never known about... fast food restaurants and horses in the same walk!

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    1. So true. Life and beauty exist among destruction.

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  6. Happy Birthday! And I'm really glad you made it through the storm ok.

    Bonnie (long time lurker!)

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie! I'm glad you're here.

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  7. Happy Birthday, sweet Ally! Wishing you a year of blue skies, soothing breezes and pretty clothes.

    Glad you are okay - I'm in awe of Mother Nature's wrath.

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  8. O,Happy Birthday!
    Shame you've got a messy neighbourhood to contend with,but at least you're ok and I hope your loved ones are too so they can shower you with treats!X

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  9. Happy Birthay!
    Sandy & the Halloween decos are pretty much an absurd combo! Sill glad you are safe.

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  10. Happy birthday Ally! (sorry a day late!)
    So much destruction in those pictures. It's nice to see that life goes on after a terrible catastrophe like that (animals, people celebrating halloween).
    Take care
    x
    Bel
    http://b-by-bel.blogspot.fr/

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  11. Happy Birthday! I was thinking of you a lot these days. Glad to hear you're (sort of) okay, hope the muscles are doing better and electricity is back!

    Cheers,
    poet

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  12. I hope your birthday is wonderful. And I'm thinking things will look lots better soon. At least I hope so.

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  13. The pictures certainly tell the story, wow. Thank you for sharing those.

    But on a happy note - happy birthday to one of my favorite bloggy friends! I hope you have a nice relaxing day!

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  14. Thank you for sharing these pictures! Even though it's showing destruction, they are still beautiful shots.

    Happy birthday! :-) Stay safe.

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  15. Stay safe up there. I know what it's like having to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane. Looks like you guys were pretty lucky - the damage isn't too bad.

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  16. Oh, and happy birthday! Hope it's a lovely one despite the storm.

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  17. Happy birthday. That first doggie looks so scared! That was a horrible storm. I am glad you are okay, but I know you are sad for all those who lost so much.

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  18. Wow, your neighborhood really got hit hard. Sorry you had to see all that on your birthday. I hope you had a lovely birthday despite the storm.

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  19. I hope you got to do something enjoyable for your birthday. My mom is in Farmingdale + has been posting photos of her neighborhood - so many fallen trees. We had more water damage over by us. Glad to see you are safe!

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  20. I'm totally late but Happy Birthday! Were you able to do anything enjoyable or has your area also been affected by the lack of gas and transportation?

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    1. I managed to squeeze in some fun. It's the subject of my next post.

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  21. Happy Belated Birthday!!
    Those pictures are heartbreaking!! Glad to hear you made it through ok!!

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  22. What sobering images. I hope they didn't get you too down! Happy (belated) birthday by the way, keep your eye out this week for a (also belated) little something from me :)

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  23. happy birthday. living where I do, and my birthday being when it is (in the height of hurricane season)i can't count the number of birthdays I have spent in the closet listening to the howling winds and living without electricity. i hope you had a good day and that things will be improving for all in your area

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  24. Belated happy birthday Ally, I hope you had a lovely day. Thank you for sharing your photos. The trees make me feel quite sad, ripped out at their roots. Metaphorical, I am guessing, for the people affected by Sandy.

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  25. Happy belated Birthday!

    I find the mix of the photos of destruction interspersed with photos of the everyday, mundane signs of life a powerful commentary.

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  26. It's almost like that grim reaper is taunting, very eerie. I'm glad you're ok but these photos speak volumes about the damage, we sometimes forget the destruction that Mother Nature can bring. Happy Belated Birthday, I hope you got to enjoy some Ally time doing everything you love to do.

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  27. so sad this had to be around your birthday this year. but I'm glad you're happy and healthy! Here's to another year!

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  28. That's quite a lot of damage.
    I hope you had a great birthday, regardless of the circumstances. Hugs.

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  29. Wow! It's so amazing to see your first hand photography in your neighborhood instead of just what's being covered on TV. Thanks for sharing this! I hope you had a great birthday regardless of the turmoil in your town. Sending well wishes for a speedy town recovery.

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