Warrenton Reflections on Sandy

31 Oct

Sandy did not completely overlook the Virginia Piedmont. But the storm’s impact on us was nothing compared to what the people in other states suffered.

However, because I know folks would wonder how we fared, I had to take pictures.

I HAD to. Right?

Hubby makes fun of me for, among many other things, becoming absorbed by news coverage of disasters. He doesn’t understand why I would want to see so much suffering. How can I enjoy such a thing? All that pain and destruction.

The thing is, I don’t enjoy that at all. What draws me in is the power of nature. Weather has always intrigued me. It’s seeing the result of natural forces beyond anyone’s control that fascinates me. That and seeing the people who made it through whatever trauma and survived.

People have always fascinated me, too. For as long as I can remember, I have always wondered what it would be like to be some other person. To see and experience the world through someone else’s eyes.

Not that I want to be someone else. I just wonder what the world looks and feels like for other people.

We were lucky to only have been at the outer edges of the Frankenstorm. My heart truly aches for those people closer to the storm’s path who lost so much. And even for those folks far removed from the hardest hit areas who lost loved ones. Or who had property damage, some so significant that houses had to be condemned.

FauquierNow.com, a local news outlet, ran a brief story on the impact to our area.

They even used one of my pics. 🙂

Speaking of my pics…

Rather than post a bunch of individual images here, I plopped them into a brief slideshow. It is embedded below if you would like to see.

 

3 thoughts on “Warrenton Reflections on Sandy

  1. Charge ALL the electricals! LOL.

    Glad to see and hear that you guys made it through without too many difficulties.

  2. Wow, thanks for sharing all of the pictures. I bet that line going down and flaring up felt a little too close to home.

    I am glad it wasn’t any worse and your power was out for less than 24 hours.

  3. People in modern society vastly underestimate the power of nature. When nature wants, it can pick you up and toss you like a leaf. Nature deserves respect.

    I posted a few non-tragic pictures of the aftermath of Sandy on my blog today; I took them while walking around my neighborhood. I’m trying to distract myself from the reality of having no electricity or hot water.

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