Most of those attending were strangers who quickly got to know one another. Many times they told me, "This is great! It's too bad it took a hurricane to make it happen".
Our new Brazilian friend showed us how to eat jackfruit,
And, we learned a new smart phone app.
Coconut Grove is blanketed with trees and many of them fell in the storm. We spent many days after dragging their branches to trash piles.
They came in handy for
our party's drag-a-branch relay race.
Meeting the neighbors felt so good. I hope these gatherings are happening wherever the hurricane hit. We're already making plans for another Palmetto/Plaza event next month. It would be lunacy to wait until the next big storm.
Our Trees Reconfigured
Two weeks after Irma blew through we still have trees blocking
and "bridging" the roads near our house.
Some are even providing shade in new, unexpected ways.