8.09.2010

A wild 3 minutes...

The dog days of summer are upon us. We are in for a hot & humid week, which is a perfect mix for evening storms. Last evening my dh and I were at Country Stitches doing some "honey do" items and a storm snuck upon us rather quickly from the south over the lake. We climbed in the car and scurried homeward under a very scary blackish greenish sky. The dh even ran the last stop sign at the church corners, the sky was scary and it was time for us to get home!
As we pulled into the garage the winds hit.
70 mph
for
3 minutes
left our neighborhood looking like this...






A favorite tree of mine, twisted like a bread twistie.


Trees blocking roads & sidewalks everywhere in the neighborhood.

The big & old trees seem to be most vulnerable.






The roots from this tree brought up the sand volleyball court with it.



Campers at the camp grounds are toppled over like dominoes...
We are very fortunate that most of the damage was limited to trees with very little property damage.
Hoping for a calmer evening tonight,
Brenda
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14 comments:

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Oh my stars ~ glad you're ok...

natalyK said...

I'm happy to here you are safe. Those pictures look devastating. Dark blackened skies scare me to death.

natalie said...

This looks just like hurricane damage! I've been through (and cleaned up from) three. So glad everyone is safe.

The Wooden Acorn said...

Being a former Iowa resident, I can relate to those types of storms, especially when humidity is involved. Glad to hear you are OK.

By the way, your new pattern designs are simply wonderful...as always. :-)

Deborah said...

I am glad that you are all okay. The damage looks awful.

DonnaTN said...

That must have been scary especially when you were in the car. Glad you made it home and the damage was not worse!

carol fun said...

Glad you weren't hurt. The pictures of the damaged trees is heartbreaking - so much history and character and beauty gone in the blink of an eye. So sad.

April Mechelle said...

Brenda, Glad ya'll are ok. I know that was scary!! These summer storms have a habit of sneaking up on everyone !!! Going to website to buy that Black cat new cross stitc !!

Beth said...

Oh my gosh that is so scary! It has been a very odd year for weather, we live in SoCal and, knock wood, we haven't gotten any of the heat we usually do. By the say, love your new patterns!

Terri said...

My goodness! I'm glad that none of trees fell on a house. Even though it would difficult to take see trees you love lying torn apart on the lawn!

Sabine R said...

omg... how scary!!! Hope nobody got injured!!!

Catherine said...

Mother nature can be scary sometimes. Glad you made it home and that no one was hurt.

Natalia said...

Yikes !!! This looks dangerous... Glad you all are safe.

Barbara said...

The damage is awful, but glad that no one was hurt. It's heartbreaking though to see all those beautiful trees damaged. Sure looks like hurricane damage we've had here in Texas. Amazing to see the power of mother nature.
Barb in TX