Inspiration: I took this photo two weekends ago before Hurricane Irene became the only news reported by the media. In fact, I spent almost all of this past weekend indoors after buying canned food, water and batteries for my flashlight like an obedient citizen. When the storm finally hit Manhattan in the wee hours of Sunday morning, the wind whistled madly through the cravasse formed between my apartment building and the one behind it making it sound much more villanous than it was. It's bark ended up being worse than its bite. An earthquake and a hurricane in the same week! What next? Ahh . . . New York Fashion Week. But that's one "hurricane" of sorts to which I am looking forward!