What kind of Storm Booty do you have? What? You don’t have any? Well, it is one of the perks living on the water. Tidal water brings and takes. My first experience with the give and take with storm booty was about 16 years ago. We had just come back from the vet, Monroe was just a puppy and got spayed. We took her to the backyard to let her off the leash only to see the Little Tikes turtle sand box, filled with sand, floating out to sea. The tide was high with a nor’easter and the turtle was floating as tide went out. Luckily I was able to grab it and pull it back to higher ground.
A few years after Isabel we had another nor’easter and one of the tables floated off to a new home. My neighbor across the creek was now the proud owner of a small table that they could use in her yard. She asked if I wanted it back, but I said it was now hers. I placed the remaining table back where I wanted it…creating a new setting.
The next day I found the rose had floated back into the grasses along the bulkhead. I was happy to rescue it!
Later that day I was talking with my mom (who lives next door) and she asked if I had lost a banana tree. what??? No, I didn’t have a banana to lose. Well, new storm booty! Mom didn’t want the tree, so now I have a banana tree…..currently residing in the garage ‘til next spring.
For now I am happy to be done with storm booty coming or going.
words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.