Jan 232012
 

The following pictures are all from my neighborhood either at my house or within a short walking distance.  I posted just a couple before, but I wanted to keep them all in one post.

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A close up of the tree in our front yard.

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The front of my house.  The tree on the right is the tree in the first photo.  Doesn’t look too bad, but it was pretty cold inside.

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This picture and the next one are along my driveway. The giant pine trees let a lot of big limbs go due to the weight of the ice.  Fortunately, there was no real property damage.

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This poor tree got nailed pretty good.  Lots of limbs buckled under the weight of the snow.

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Lily dressed for adventure.  She’s got so many layers under that coat, I’m surprised she could put her arms down.

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Thought that was a pretty little tree, with the ice built up on the limbs.

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This is one of the younger evergreens in my backyard.  While we could probably save it, I think we’re going to remove it.  I don’t know that the roots will ever be strong enough for my piece of mind.

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Some other limbs fallen in our backyard.

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This is one of our neighbors.  His tree did some real damage to the house.

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Here’s one from the park.  This tree split down the middle like a banana.  Crazy.

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Some more from the neighborhood.

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This limb didn’t want to let go, and ended up splitting in the middle.

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I can only presume that the power line above is one of the culprits for our power outage.

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One of my other intrepid explorers.  Don’t worry.  We stayed way far away from the downed line.

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So, that’s it.  Power came back on last night.  We ended up being without power for a total of about 4 days, although it felt like a lot longer.  My wife came back from New Orleans on Friday, and while I’m sorry she came back to a cold, dark house, it was really nice to have a partner for the last couple days.

I feel really rotten right now.  I fought off a cold/sinus thing all week, but now that the crisis is abating I’m feeling really bad.  Going to skip class today, but hopefully with a good couple days to rest, I’ll be ready to get back to the mats on Wednesday.

  5 Responses to “Pictures from the Ice/Snow Storm”

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  1.  

    Was the ‘put her arms down’ a reference to A Christmas Story? If so, well done sir. If not, you have to watch it ^_^

  2.  

    also, I prefer ‘snowpocalypse’ to snowmageddon!

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