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Post #612 • August 29, 2005, 5:35 PM • 16 Comments

Images around the neighborhood from August 26, 2005.

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1.

alesh

August 29, 2005, 5:58 PM

muchos dramaticos. is that your roof?

frances nash has good hurricane pics, too (you have to click around on the left).

My digital camera is in the shop, so i have no pictures of my own (actually, nothing on the beach was that dramatic).

2.

Franklin

August 29, 2005, 6:03 PM

That's my roof.

3.

alesh

August 29, 2005, 6:15 PM

. . . and that's your cat. I dig the daisy collar. Those shingles are going to need a little work. I hope you're a renter.

4.

Franklin

August 29, 2005, 7:33 PM

I own every ceramic shard.

Codename: Snowflake is under deep cover as my cat. That thing that looks like a blue daisy on her collar is actually a throwing star.

5.

Elizabeth

August 29, 2005, 7:44 PM

So happy your all alright, those pics look like Toronto last week, we had another tornado....maybe Im wrong, but Im getting the vibe that God is abit pissed off at us!!!

6.

oldpro

August 29, 2005, 7:54 PM

There is no way that thing was a category 1. Even if it was, it had to be a category 1 with a hell of an attitude, as we saw later.

Our large Ficus barely missed the house when it gave in to the wind, the neighbor's tree lay across the street for 3 days, and Coral Gables, a half mile away, is Ficus Salad.

What is a "throwing star"?

7.

Elizabeth

August 29, 2005, 8:40 PM

OldPro, apparently Franklins cat is an undercover ninja warrior pet and the star is a deadly weapon the cat would use if he had to rescue Franklin from bad guys.

8.

fin

August 29, 2005, 9:31 PM

I'm glad that you and the kitties are okay....amazing photos!

9.

Cynthia

August 29, 2005, 10:12 PM

What with everything happening in the gulf, we almost forgot Katrina hit you guys first. I take it you have electricity again? Reason #1 to own a laptop: hurricanes.

Scary images, because they seem so clean....

10.

Franklin

August 29, 2005, 11:01 PM

Throwing stars.

Didn't it hit Cat 2 by the time it was in the Keys? Maybe it started to get there over Miami. No doubt - this thing kicked us. I just got power back this afternoon. The laptop was a good idea, as it turned out, for the reason Cynthia mentions. Thanks to everybody for the good wishes.

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ms quoted

August 30, 2005, 12:57 AM

Why is the cat looking at an avocado and a pile of sausages?

12.

Debi

August 30, 2005, 12:58 AM

A part of me feels small even asking this with so many lives still in danger but...

My husband and I visited New Orleans in late June for the first time. After three days of bus tours and walking tours (all of which we loved), when it was our last day and we had to pick out something to see one last time, we chose City Park and the sculpture garden.

Does anyone have any news as to the damage to the park and/or sculpture garden?

Thanks

13.

Elizabeth

August 30, 2005, 2:09 AM

Ms, ur so funny...those are seed pods ( I think hehe) not sausages, and I think I see them in the 1st pic in the debris.
Im only going on logic, but wouldnt the sculptures just be under lotsssssss of water and I would think they are fine. Im just happy that the prediction of buildings being toppled didnt happen and that people were so organized and got to the stadium in time.
Franklin, with all due respect to your brilliant cat, dont u need thumbs to throw a star?

14.

Franklin

August 30, 2005, 6:44 AM

NO City Park sounds like it's underwater and the sculpture garden site doesn't seem to be loading. If you want to follow along, I recommend the New Orleans Metblog.

Those seed pods are tamarinds, which are normally delicious but those turned out to have sat on the ground for too long. The avocado should be good though. All provided by the hurricane. I wouldn't take up that thumbs thing with Codename: Snowflake. That would be dangerous.

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ms quoted

August 30, 2005, 5:31 PM

ahhhh seed pods! That makes more sense.

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Elizabeth

August 31, 2005, 4:03 PM

OldPro, if you meet Snowflake, hes well 'armed'...but no thumbs....hehehe

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