By Gabrielle.

There are so many worry-inducing headlines from the East Coast — I think I’ll always be homesick for New York! — so I guess I’ve got rainstorms on my mind. Mostly the calm that comes after a big one: when the air settles and the sun comes home and that first bird signals it’s safe again.

These photos from rural Indonesia capture that moment — the one I’m wishing comes quickly to those in #Sandy’s path — perfectly.

As seen on Colossal.

P.S. — Is everyone okay?