Covered in Icing – Riverbend walk, Jan. 19, 2012
Frigid Feather – Riverbend walk – Jan. 19, 2012
Encased – Entry to Riverbend walk – Jan. 19 ,2012
Weight of the Storm – My rhodedendron plant, Jan. 19, 2012
Lain upon the Lake – Riverbend Lake – Jan. 19, 2012
This storm destroyed many-thousands of trees and left us without power for 3 days, but the beauty was astounding!
One of the most destructive forces on earth…and also one of the most beautiful…very nice shots!!
Thanks! That was such a beautiful morning, but I hurried home because I was hearing so much cracking and falling of branches in the trees around me. It was an eerie experience but still takes my breath away in lovely memories too.
That is amazing – I’m not surprised you were left without power. The mass of ice on the wires must have been huge.
Yes, although most of the havoc was caused by the enormous number of deciduous trees snapping like toothpicks or tearing from their foundations and destroying transformers. Our roads through the mountains looked like trucks drove along with wrecking balls swinging off the sides for miles. It was astounding! The evergreens were much more hardy, and I think I may have witnessed the why of their dominance in the higher elevation areas…at least in part.
Wow – sounds incredible. When I was a kid we had a huge storm and that wiped out most of the trees – it left the countryside looking so bare.
It’s amazing when you see the power of storms like that to change your landscape. It must have been really strange to have a landscape left bare. Awe inspiring.
I went back to the photo archive from 1987 when we had a huge storm which ripped the country to a standstill. It took us three days to chainsaw our way out of the village.
Do you have a link to that photo archive or a photo from it? You’re welcome to leave a link here or name the post. I’d love to see some of the photos from it. Or some writing it inspired.
when you look at this picture http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/8310186.stm it explains why, in our remote village it took several days to chainsaw our way out. I haven’t done any writing about it but I have put it in the things to write about notepad. The thing that comes back the most is that I slept through the whole thing. In the morning I walked out and stood at the bus stop for nearly an hour in a pile of branches and leaves. It wasn’t until I woke up and looked around that I realised the level of devastation.
That is incredible, and I’ve seen firsthand what it takes to dig out with chainsaws. The only silver lining in that photo is that the trees were in the street on not on the homes, but I would imagine not all were so fortunate there. Sorry about those who died.
Kind of funny that you made it to the bus stop without clueing in. You must be a very sound sleeper!!
That is the crazy thing – as a kid I was a terrible sleeper. Until I got to about 40 I was a terrible sleeper. But the one thing that sets me to sleep was rain and wind. I slept like a log that night!
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