It has been a rough season on our little island and I am trying to get my groove back. We have weathered through Hurricane Matthew s fury. 105 mph winds came our way and caused life to be interrupted. Here are a few photos of my own back yard after they removed the huge fallen trees. Wow. We were so blessed that none of these tall giants fell on our house. The island is in recovery mode but the amount of trees downed by a category 2 is unbelievable. It is thought that the heavy rains during the weeks before the storm softened the ground adding to the amount of wind felled the big pines and oaks. They came down roots and all.