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After Nature Had Her Way

I always love that period right after a rain or heavy storm, provided I don’t have to vacuum water out from our basement.  The sky is clear and the air is clean; I can smell the freshness in it.  It’s a very distinctive scent of life renewed.  Plants shake off the shower that washed away dust and dirt from their leaves.  Birds come out chirping and looking for food.  Mother Nature has a way of cleaning her house; as much of a mess as we might have made, as fierce as she can be.  She will also show us both her beauty and her kindness afterward.

And, hurricane ‘Sandy’ was no different.

Hurricane ‘Sandy’ blowing past

Sky afterward

During sunrise the morning after

American Goldfinch (in their winter coat) and Pine siskin came out to share the feeder

Northern Cardinal (male) perched on top one of the feeders

One of the White-breasted Nuthatch zoomed in and out for seeds

Downey Woodpecker (female) packing in suet

Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) tried to figure how to get the seeds from the feeder.