Thursday, February 24, 2011

Holy Wind Gusts, Batman!

Last night the news kept warning us of another storm approaching. I hit the road at 3:30pm and hoped to be home before it hit. I did well, and enjoyed sunshine most of my trip down the highway. As night came on, however, the wind picked up. All night it blew like a hurricane outside and I wondered when it would ever subside. I awoke this morning at 7:30 and it was still going strong. (Still is!) Wind always freaks me out a little. Maybe it's from distant memories of tornadoes in Denver. Maybe I was a horse in another life. Who knows! I got up and looked outside to see if any limbs from our tree had fallen. A few had snapped but are still suspended by other branches. At least they're small! I had to run a few errands this morning and elsewhere in the area found some "casualties." Took me a second to realize what I was looking at when I stopped across from an apartment complex. Is that tree generally that close to that building...? Nope! We had a huge pine tree topple over and run into the brick building. Snapped off at the stump! Couldn't believe it. I don't think anyone was injured, but they'll definitely have some damages to fix. At least the place is made of brick and is pretty sturdy! I am curious if more events like this occurred around town. What a mess!


  1. Heya Lovey....!

    I hope this note finds you well & SAFE from the wind.... :o) !! I'm with you....I find strong winds to be QUITE freaky....There's a 40ft tree in our neighbours yard right in the corner of the fenceline near ours & I worry EVERY time there are high winds because it will take out our living area if it falls our way....!!

    I hope there wasn't too much damage around your neck of the woods & the winds die down quickly....!

    In the mean time take care & keep warm....!

    Cheers for now from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  3. Ohh no!!! Im also afraid of very strong winds..That is a huge tree. Take care and see you later, sweetie

  4. Yikes that is one huge tree! We had the boat weathervane on the roof blow down. Huge drift in the front had to be removed. So cold out! LYS


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