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I had not taken photos of the botanic gardens post Hurricane Maria. So when my husband decided to go to the basketball court I took the opportunity to walk around.

Now I swear people looked at me taking the photos like I was a crazy person. I guess lying on the ground and bending and twisting and turning to take photos was something new to many – go figure.

But walking through the gardens was actually refreshing and thought provoking. I was doing something I love and it created some “me” time as well. But it also gave me time to reflect and so many things in the country.

I could see apparent growth that had started on the trees but many still looked so bare.

I looked around in some form of sadness at the many trees that had fallen and still “stood” there with roots out of the ground.  And i wondered when would they be removed from the area where they stood.  Or were they left there as a form of remembrance of the catastrophic event.

I looked at the many piles of twigs and stems that were still present and the bare Palm trees that still stood tall but lacking in the Palms.

Then the sun began to set and the beauty of those bare trees became a sight to behold. The sky had a pink hue that added an extra touch to the scene. I even found a trunk that had been cut and looked like a “throne”. And I could not help but sit for a while.

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Until Next Time Lovies




  1. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I had tears in my eyes, but felt joy to see those beautiful pictures you took.

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