Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Surveying The Damage

When we heard the weather forecast for warmer temperatures and rain over the next few days, we decided we’d best get some snowshoeing in today. It was in the 20s F (-5 C), but because the air was still, it felt quite mild. We didn’t go far, just out to the back part of our property. Even though we shouldn’t have been, we were still surprised by the amount of damage the ice storm wrought. The photos below show several large trees tumbled to the ground with their root balls exposed. What had been comfortable paths to snowshoe along last winter, were interesting obstacle courses today. But the last photo shows a shallow stream turned into abstract ice art; beauty amidst the destruction.

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