After the storms

Somers Hill after Hurricane Gonzalo

Somers Hill after Hurricane Gonzalo

Returning to Bermuda after Hurricane Gonzalo and the overwhelming impression is “BROWN” – the trees that were felled by Fay the previous week have died leaving inoperable foliage and any trees that had retained their leaves through the first storm lost the battle with Gonzalo. It looks like winter – only winter here last year didn’t look brown, just slightly less green.

Screw Palm outside our home 2 weeks ago

Screw Palm outside our home 2 weeks ago

Outside our home now - no tree

Outside our home now – no tree

Our landlord did a pretty amazing clear-up job at the tail end of last week and we returned to a fully functioning home.  But the drive along our road is sad:

Down the road

Down the road

Broken trees

Broken trees

Where a neighbour had put in so much effort earlier this year to create a path down to the water’s edge, little was left to guide anyone:

Neat steps leading down to the sound in June this year

Neat steps leading down to the sound in June this year

No entry - after Gonzalo

No entry – after Gonzalo

Wall pulled down as tree fell

Wall pulled down as tree fell

Along the side of our home the hedge has become see-through:

Twiggy

Twiggy

Before the hurricane

Before the hurricane

We lost some palm trees:

Ex-palm

Ex-palm

After Fay, before Gonzalo

After Fay, before Gonzalo

Gained a view

Gained a view

And for some reason we have had some extra visitors:

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Rango

Rango

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Won't go

Won’t go

I hate ants!

I hate ants!

Window Frog (aka lost tree frog)

Window Frog (aka lost tree frog)

Bruised tree, blue sky

Bruised tree, blue sky

I have been told that palm trees and Bermuda both are resilient and the green will return – the blue sky is definitely back.  🙂

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