That’s me photographing wildflowers at the Edison mines in Sparta, NJ.

That’s me photographing wildflowers at the Edison mines in Sparta, NJ.

Trout lilies, Frelinghuysen, Arboretum, Whippany, New Jersey

Old Book Shop, Morristown, NJ
Recommend.

Old Book Shop, Morristown, NJ

Recommend.

From nj.com. 

The post office in my town was damaged in Irene and never re-opened. 

Records I needed at work were destroyed when the warehouse they were stored in was damaged in Irene.

My mom’s name is Irene, and one of my aunts is named Sandy.

Does anyone remember Hurricane Floyd in 1999?  I recently came across newspaper clippings I had saved from then.  I was at Rutgers, living on campus.  Pretty much everything was shut down.  People were going down to Route 18 to take photos of how the Raritan River had consumed the highway.

(“On the banks of the old Rar-i-tan, my friends…”  When I was in the marching band, we would have to stand up on the bus and sing the alma mater whenever we crossed over the river.)

Found in the wall at Fairleigh Dickinson University, one of my alma maters.

Click the link to read the story on nj.com.

Last night I dreamed of the characters in my (at this point rather neglected) novel.
The above is one of my purchases from my visit today to Old Book Shop in Morristown.
It’s inspiration, in a way.

Last night I dreamed of the characters in my (at this point rather neglected) novel.

The above is one of my purchases from my visit today to Old Book Shop in Morristown.

It’s inspiration, in a way.

Very cool.