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Our 1896 Queen Anne Victorian home in Galveston before Hurricane Ike.


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24 inches of water covered our lawn and garden during Hurricane Ike. Not as much as many people had, but enough to do some terrible damage.


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The most important Ike Survivors of all!


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Neighborhood Yellow Cat stalking birds.


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April and May 2009 093

Yellow Cat busted in the act of stalking birds.


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April and May 2009 108

Pomegranate blooming in the back yard garden eight months after Ike.


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April and May 2009 086

Peach colored hibiscus blooming in our front yard garden eight months after Ike.


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April and May 2009 081

Peach colored hibiscus blooming in our front yard garden eight months after Ike.


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April and May 2009 011

Red hot variegated hibiscus in full foliage in our back yard eight months after Ike. Still no blooms, but they will come soon.


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Yellow hibiscus with red center blooming in the back yard garden of our Galveston home eight months after Ike.


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Double red hibiscus blooming in our back yard garden eight months after Ike.


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April and May 2009 073

Bougainvilliea in full bloom on the trellis in our back yard garden eight months after Ike.


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Jasmine blooming on the fence along the west side of our Galveston garden eight months after Ike.


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Mrs. Isadore Dyer Oleander in our back yard garden eight months after Ike. Mrs. Dyer planted the first oleanders in Galveston, which were brought to Galveston by her brother-in-law, who was a merchant and captain of a ship.


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Blue Plumbago and Double Red hibiscus blooming along the (new) east side fence in our back yard garden eight months after Ike.


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Double Red hibiscus and blue plumbago blooming along the (new) east side fence in our back yard garden eight months after Ike.


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April and May 2009 109

Mrs. Trueheart Oleander blooming beside the garage in our back yard garden eight months after Ike.


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Galveston's Broadway is lined with Live Oak trees from 6th Street to 59th Street. Salt water from the back side of the island covered Broadway during Hurricane Ike, Sept. 13, 2009, causing the loss of many of these trees.


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First blossom on our variegated hibiscus in the front yard garden eight months after Ike.


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Sago Palm


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Turner's Shari D Oleander eight months after Ike.


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These leather ferns in the front yard garden of our Galveston home are thriving now, eight months after Ike.


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Ligustrum in full bloom in the front yard garden eight months after Ike.


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Varigated hibiscus in full foliage eight months after Ike.


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One of our 2 Live Oak trees eight months after Ike.


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Our house also survived the Great September 8, 1900 Storm.


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Bougainvillia in full bloom eight months after Ike.


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Yellow hibiscus with red center blooming in the back yard garden of our Galveston home eight months after Ike.


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My photo does not capture the intensity of color in this yellow hibiscus, in full bloom eight months after Ike.


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Blue plumbago blooming in our back yard garden eight months after Ike.


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I call this red hibiscus "Old Faithful." It was growing in a pot and left by the former owners of the house. Because I was too lazy to keep it properly watered, I set it out in the garden. We pruned it after Ike and it is now in full bloom and almost six foot tall.


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Double orange hibiscus blooming in our garden along the (new) east side fence eight months after Ike.


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Red Hot variegated hibiscus in full foliage, but not yet in bloom, eight months after Ike.


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Mrs. Trueheart Oleander in our back yard garden eight months after Ike.


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It took this Bird of Paradise five years to bloom.