Today has been a very stressful day for the east coast of the US. We've been experiencing hurricane "Irene". The backside of the storm is finally beginning to depart the NC coastal areas where she first made landfall but none too soon. This has been an ongoing event for over 24 hours. She did extensive damage and sadly there were lives lost from the storm. My heart goes out to those families. The clouds parted long enough for me to see this beautiful sunset. It signals, for me, the calm after the storm.