Saturday, November 3, 2012

After the Storm


after the storm,
a sun ray illuminates my heart-
floating on clouds


follow the rainbow
into the heights of the sky-
find serenity


standing tall-
bent but not broken;
human nature as strong as trees


fallen autumn leaves-
pines still dressed in green;
clear sky, a new day


home nestled in the woods-
grateful for warmth and safety
in the midst of nature


My dear friends, it has been a rough week in New York because of the storm. I have been home with my husband as there have been power outages, and offices and roads have been closed. Luckily, we and our families are safe and grateful. Our prayers are for everyone in New York and our neighbor states who suffered losses and damages. Restoration has been underway, and we hope that all will be back to normal soon.

This morning, it was the first time I was able to go out and get some fresh air. I went to the rooftop of our building and took these photographs of the sky and country scenery surrounding us. The photos inspired my haiku on nature, the sky, and rainbows.

Thank you to all my blogger friends and readers who checked on me to make sure I was OK during the storm. I hope everyone on the East Coast is safe and recouping well. Welcome new followers and friends. Have a wonderful weekend!

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54 comments:

  1. Lovely set of haiku. Especially the first one. And my hope for a speedy improvement of the sitation on the eastcoast.

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  2. Glad to hear that you are all OK..we only got wind and rain here near Buffalo NY..but what a horrible..horrible storm...Michelle

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  3. Beautiful haiku series! Glad you're safe!

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    1. Thank you, how thoughtful of you to stop by :)

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  4. very happy the superstorm spared you and yours....your set is lovely, espec. the first -' sunray....floating on clouds' ....

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. Glad you enjoyed the first one especially :)

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  5. I am happy to read that you and your loved ones have survived that storm. You've written a wonderful series on that desastrous event. Thank you for sharing on Carpe Diem..

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    1. Thank you, Kristjaan, for the lovely prompt on rainbows :)

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  6. Loredana, your beautiful pictures and words are so soothing and peaceful. I am so very glad that you and your family are well and my prayers continue for all of those who have lost so much. xx

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    1. Thank you, Karen, for the visit and for joining in on the prayers :)

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  7. oh Loredana, these are gorgeous!

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  8. Lovely pictures and happy to know that you and your family are safe ~

    There is hope and gratitude after the storm ~

    Have a good weekend ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. Yes, hope and gratitude :)

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  9. Ciao Loredana,belle le foto,sono contento che sia andato tutto bene,ho visto in TV che è stata una tempesta molto brutta.
    Buona domenica!

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    1. Grazie, Franz. Sei molto gentile. Mi fa piacere di rivederti :)

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  10. Happy to hear you are all ok. Sorry it has been a rough week! Your haiku and photos are beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment :)

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  11. so glad you are OK...it has been heart breaking for NY, NJ and CT especially along the coast.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. We keep praying for a speedy recovery :)

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  12. I like the optimism that flows from your haiku from the very beginning.

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    1. Thank you, glad you noticed the optimism :)

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  13. Cara Loredana Ti abbraccio forte e mi unisco a quanti sono vicini nel dolore per questa tragedia che ha sconvolto la pace e la serenita di New Jork.
    Maurizio

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    1. Ciao, Maurizio. Ti ringrazio per il tuo bel pensiero :)

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  14. So glad you are safe ~ And what gift ~ your gorgeous photography and magnificent nature haiku ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol, for the lovely compliment :)

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  15. Wonderful pictures and haiku following the horrible storm

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  16. Your photographs are beautiful, Loredana.
    The first one makes me think of "hope."
    So very needed right now.
    xo.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. What a nice interpretation of hope you made for the first photograph. I wanted to capture a sun ray shining through :)

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  17. Loredana,

    Hi there. I'm glad hearing you and yours weathered the storm. Anticipating the storm must have been frightening!

    Thanks for the inspired poetry. It's wonderful viewing the "lightness" of your photos and the reading the hope that resonates in your heart, after encountering Hurricane Sandy. I love your optimism and the gratitude you share.

    Wishing you a delightful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Pablo, for the visit and your kind thoughts :)

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  18. 'Bent but not broken' è una buona frase, dev'essere stato terribile ! Bellissime le tue foto, un'aria pulitissima. Abbraccio.

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    1. Grazie, Jane. Si, l'aria di campagna qui dove abito e molto piacevole. Ciao :)

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  19. SO thankful you and yours are safe... I cannot imagine the terrible time so many people are still enduring... I love that sun flare... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #55!

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    1. Thank you, Madge. Glad you enjoyed the sun flare. Sunlight, hope for all :)

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  20. Glad you are OK. The photos are beautiful. Your haiku sublime..Beautiful imagery.

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  21. Beautiful set of haiku. It's good to read that you are safe. Do take care.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate the caring words :)

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  22. Ho visto in tv i danni che ha fatto, purtroppo ci sono anche vittime, spero che non capiti più una cosa così brutta!! un abbraccio...ciao

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    1. Grazie, Giancarlo. Si speriamo che non capiti piu. Ciao :)

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    1. Thank you, Keith. So good to see you back :)

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  24. wonderful shots of how beautiful the world can be

    glad all is OK with you and your family

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    1. Thank you, Dianne. I'm glad you and your family are OK, too :)

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  25. Wow beautiful pictures and lovely words as well!
    I'm glad you and your family are OK. I hope and wish things are improving now.
    Take Care:)

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    1. Thank you, Tarang. Very thoughtful of you :)

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  26. no doubt the world seems a different place - all change it is never the same
    so glad that you weathered the storm; wishing you and all a speedy recovery

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  27. What beauty after the storm. I am glad you are safe, Loredana.

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    1. Thank you, Ninot, how nice of you to stop by :)

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