Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Freak Storm

We are still recovering from that freaky snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of heavy wet snow here on Saturday. It was an unusually potent storm and came unusually early. As you can see from the pictures, most of the trees still have their leaves and the extra weight was devastating to branches and trunks alike.

Of course, that meant downed power lines, which almost happened in the shot above. That line didn't go down, but many others did and we were without power for almost 3 full days.

Here is a shot of the poor little apple tree we planted when my youngest was born. I hope we'll be able to push it back into an upright position, poor thing!
And here are the climbing petunias and geraniums that were still in bloom in the window boxes. They actually survived the storm.
But the top of this tree didn't. It came down across our upper deck and just missed crushing the gas grill. All in all, we were pretty lucky. I was even able to stop amidst the chaos and admire the beauty of the sunrise on Sunday.
We spent three very cold nights huddled under sweatshirts and comfortors, playing board games and listening to our hand-crank radio.

Schools are still closed through tomorrow, and now that we finally have the power back on, we'll be able to enjoy our time at home a little more. I hope this storm isn't a foreshadowing of things to come later this winter!

1 comment:

norma said...

So glad you got your power back and I hope the apple tree snaps back. Some of the more supple trees do.
I loved the sunrise picture.