So hurricane Matthew was in our neighborhood this week, we were so lucky that it decided to pass by one hundred miles offshore of Miami. Every year we get a couple of these storms near by and every year we all go into hurricane preparation mode. As far as my house goes, I have impact windows so the house is protected; my problem is everything I have in the garden. I usually put most of my garden decorations and container plants inside my back porch and close the shutters.
This year Matthew decided to come when my wife and I were on vacation in Colorado enjoying the beautiful fall colors. We made it back to Miami on Wednesday morning in time before the local authorities closed the airport.
Today was a day of putting the garden back together and cleaning up the mess left behind by the tropical storm winds we got. Overall everything was OK except for a couple broken branches and lots of leaves on the ground. The people of Haiti, Eastern Cuba, The Bahamas, northern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas were not as lucky, I hope and pray for a quick recovery for all affected.
On a different topic here are some of the photos I took during my visit to the Rocky Mountains where fall colors were at peak time.