Forty-five miles north of New Orleans on August 29th, 2005, a small community in St. Tammany Parish was reeling from devastating tree damage. The Waldheim area lost 30% or more of its trees and near 100% of homes were damaged in some way. The smell of pine sap is forever entrenched in my nostrils as well as the sound of our 125K Generator at Hope Church of Waldheim, where we were without electricity for 10 weeks. Today, our cell phones work better and there are more flowers and more grass to cut, because of fewer trees. I am thankful to the countless groups of volunteers that made mounds of saw dust in our area and continue to come and help rebuild our community. Here are a few pictures from Waldheim/North Covington in the months after the storm.