Scores of trees were toppled. One of the officials describes the smell of fresh wood that has been blown apart.
I returned Sunday night from a beautiful weekend in New York City, and I visited the Conservatory Garden for a quiet and heartfelt talk with an old friend, and we were comforted by the delicate beauty of this place.
The garden is a perfectly manicured six acres at about 106th Street, the only formal garden in Central Park. I don't think I can stand to see pictures of the storm's damage there.