As proven by Sandy, Mother Nature can be terribly ferocious at times, devastating to our daily lives.  I hope you and yours fared at least ok and are working your way back to some sense of normal.
She can also offer some of the most beautiful images in the most common of places.  This was taken on the Saturday before the storm in a creek in Westchester.  It's entitled "Fallen" and the its contrast in stillness with Sandy's winds makes one stop and wonder …