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Storm Aftermath

January 18th, 2023 at 01:19 am

I think that the storms are over. The reward was this sunset.

I was sad to see that this plant had toppled over.   

(Picture is from summer 2021) 

Between all the storms, and also having a class (online) Weds/Thurs, I didn't venture out until my dentist appointment on Friday.   I left our newer neighborhood 'small tree' bubble.  I was driving on a road that had a large park on one side and an older neighborhood on the right side.   O.M.G.  It just looked like such a disaster zone.  Tree limbs and tree stumps and cut up trees just filled yards and lined up streets.  The park had a lot of fallen trees that were clearly low priority because they weren't blocking roads.  & I mean, I just drove by and saw a small glimpse of a very large park.  This was 6 days after the big wind storm.  There's still a lot of work to do.

I saw an estimation that 1,000+ trees fell in the city. 

Saturday we had a big rain deluge.  It didn't last long but caused a lot of street flooding.  I am grateful it was short. 

On New Year's I heard that was the biggest storm in 30 years, or during the time we have lived here.  That just feels like "nothing" at this point, after all these mega storms the last couple of weeks. 

Now it's on to sunny skies.  Phew!

Note:  Still storms elsewhere and a lot of snow expected in the mountains.  But it sounds like the last storm or two will pass us by.

4 Responses to “Storm Aftermath”

  1. Wink Says:

    Glad you made it through ok. That is a beautiful sunset!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Sounds just terrible. I'm glad it's over!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    We had a bad year like that. It started with a massive snow storm, followed by a silver thaw, followed by massive flooding, followed by wind storm, after windstorm, after windstorm, etc., etc., ad nauseum. The estimate was that the city lost 1/3 of its trees and the county close to that. You can still see the stumps after 33 years, but a lot of them became nursery trees. You can still see scaring on some of the big, old trees that lost limbs or missing patches halfway up on some trees that are beautifully filled out above and below. My kids used to ask about those when they were little and we would tell them the story of the winter that left so much visible damage on the trees in the park they love most.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I forgot to say that is a gorgeous sunset. I love the layer after layer of colors and then the reflection in the water is lovely. I am sorry about the plant, whether it was yours or just one you drive by often. It was pretty and it seems unreasonably sad when we lose things like that from the landscape, but it really isn't. Losing a unique plant is like losing a landmark. It kind of upsets your equilibrium.

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