Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Denial is a Beautiful Garden
There is no precipitation out there for the first time in weeks. The snow has been largely melted by the massive downpours of the last 5 days. Streams of water still enter the streets, tumbling from the hills, but it is starting to do so in moderation instead of in anxiety-producing rage.
I looked around this morning and took stock of the damage.
Over 30 trees down, 3 threatening to come down because the roots have been destabilized. Hundreds and hundreds of broken branches and partially destroyed trees.
No electricity at the gate or going down the hill -- one of the connection boxes got destroyed by Franco's plowhead and there is water pouring into it from the hill. We will have to wait for it to dry out to get the box repaired. Until then, no lights and no gate.
Mudslide at the upper curve. Mud did not leave the boundaries of our property. That is a good thing, but the hill has to be regraded and somehow stabilized.
Water in two storage facilities.
So. It's time for some denial.
Here are some nice pictures from my garden this summer.
It is my blogging equivalent to putting my hands over my ears, shutting my eyes and singing loudly la-la-la-la-LA!!! I don't want to deal with all this distruction. Not today, not right now. Let's just look at the pretty pictures!