Stand Tall Trees, Please!

Real Estate Agent with 1st Choice Realty Group



This photo was taken earlier today.  You can't see the downpour or the wind ripping through these trees but it was all happening.  Still is! I'm saying my prayers these tall boys stand strong against the winds and rain. 

These trees are in our backyard. The smell of fresh wood is strong when I open the door to peek out.  A tree must be down close by.  Our forsythia has been uprooted along with a rose of sharon bush.  Our mailbox took off down the street earlier. 

On a great note -- we still have power!  The news reports say over 70% of the poor folks here in Virginia are now without power.  I know the street behind us must be out because a generator can be heard in the distance.

I will keep good thoughts for all those this mean storm, Irene, is still coming to visit tonight.  She sure is a slow moving storm.  We've been having high winds with gusts up to 70+ since before noon today.  It's a little bit scarey!  Hopefully, by midnight or so, it should start to calm down some here in Chesterfield. 

Take care all and if you are in this storm's path, please stay off the roads and keep safe.  Oh and maybe DUCK!!




Posted by

Cindy Eanes, Realtor®, E-Pro, SFR, ASP

Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia

First Time Home Buyers & Relocation Specialist -

"Let's Get You Moving!"

First Choice Realty Group, LLC.

Comments (10)

Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Cindy, stay in and stay safe.  Prayers being sent to everyone in Irene's path.  Take care!

Aug 27, 2011 01:59 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker Associate ,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Cindy,

Oh my...these are in your backyard? How beautiful...and many of us will hold good thoughts and prayers for you all tonight!

Aug 27, 2011 02:04 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Cindy: How scary for you. We in the west are all keeping good thoughts for you all. Hope it's over soon for you and that you keep your electricity on too!!

Aug 27, 2011 02:05 PM
Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

good luck to you and everyone in the path of this storm...

Aug 27, 2011 02:08 PM
Tara Stone
eXp Realty - Alexandria Township, NJ
NJ Estates and Stables

We have prepared as best we can here in NJ..House, Dogs, Horses and Selves...Hope you weathered Irene safe and's almost here!

Aug 27, 2011 02:37 PM
Scott Freedle
Metro Brokers Freedle and Associates - Centennial, CO

We are all hoping the path of the storm changes, and no more are in this path.

Aug 27, 2011 03:12 PM
Cindy Eanes
1st Choice Realty Group - Chesterfield, VA
Realtor - e-PRO, SFR, ASP

Thank you all for the kind remarks. 

Tara, I will think of you through the night and say a prayer that mean Irene weakens and goes quickly away!

So many people are without electricity tonight and the news just reported the fatality record is now up to 5.  One man died here in Chester earlier today.  A tree fell into his home killing him and sending a woman in the same home to the hospital.  So sad. 

Prayers for all those Irene has already hit and to those she is about to visit. 

Stay safe - stay home - tomorrow is a new day.

Aug 27, 2011 04:05 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Cindy, I had to laugh, I am thinking the very same thing about the pine trees on the side of my house. Stand tall PLEASE!

Hope you fared well... my trials are just beginning.

Aug 28, 2011 01:14 AM
Cindy Eanes
1st Choice Realty Group - Chesterfield, VA
Realtor - e-PRO, SFR, ASP

Andrea, I hope your trees are still standing!  We made it through and our trees ARE still standing tall!  We lost a couple of bushes but no major mishaps.  We are very thankful since a few of our neighbors did not fare so well.  We still do not have power but that is a small sacrifice to deal with considering what so many others are going through.  I made it to the office today --electricity is ON!!!!  yipee! 

Take care!

Aug 29, 2011 06:23 AM
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

Jul 31, 2012 04:46 PM