I've also been thinking alot about those who have endured Hurricane Sandy. Another awesome category one hurricane. Storm surges are amazing, powerful and unstoppable. Humans are just another piece of debris in the wake of a storm surge. You cannot, cannot, cannot, stand up to a storm surge. If caught in one you can just find some sort of shelter and hope it holds up and you survive.
During Katrina there were stories of people who stayed who heard the sound of popping and explosions. They looked out there windows to see the surge coming in. The sounds were houses exploding as the storm surge hit. These are houses of fishermen that were built many feet off of the ground. One fisherman friend of mine only had three pilings left of his home.
This is one more reminder that you must, must, must, prepare for these things and be responsible for your own safety and future as much as you can. The government can not and should not be your mother and father. Everyone must learn to look out for themselves, their neighbors and those not capable.
While inside I put some Christmas cactus cuttings in rooting medium. I hope plenty of them take so I can share.
The purple cabbages are just lovely. With the sun shining behind it's outer leaves they look like purple angel wings.
This is Thai Roselle. It's the hibiscus you find in Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea. It makes a very red health drink that is popular in Asia. Supposedly it's extremely high in vitamin C. I'm anxious to try this.
My puny banana tree now is a beautiful clump of six trees of various heights. The leaves were shredded in Hurricane Isaac. The nice unshredded large ones were grown since.