Surviving the storm


It isn't often that trouble bypasses the city, and I wouldn't go so far as to say that's what just happened. Lots of friends in city neighborhoods lost power - and trees. But my house was pretty much spared. Minor damage to my car from flying plywood and enough sticks and leaves came down to keep me working all weekend, but no power outage, no downed trees, no damage to the house.

Unlike the camelias, whose pink petals were literally tossed to the winds, this lovely little hellebore made it through just fine. It's a little bit early for these guys, no? But what a cheery sight.