Do you remember this photo?
And then, there was this photo to show the contrast from winter to spring.
This is the same view after the storms came through the other night.
My husband and I were out of town that night. Most of our family and friends were either in closets, bathrooms, under makeshift protection of different sorts, but all were really scared. We kept in touch throughout the storms with my father-in-law. He stayed in the basement till after midnight. Lots of people lost trees and had damage to their homes. No one we know was injured or killed. We do know people who live south of us in the town where we used to live and where I taught school, who have lost their homes completely. There are many who are without power. Many people have wells that work on electricity, so they have no water.
We are so fortunate to have only lost 3 really large limbs from these trees and a few smaller limbs from a few other trees. One of the most amazing sights to us was the picture below. This small limb was thrown into the ground like a spear! It is in several inches deep!
Here are just a few more views of our broken trees.
We were really lucky that one of these big trees didn't land on our house.
Probably the most amazing thing is that these peonies were not destroyed. They are leaning more than they should be, but they are still standing and blooming.
Please keep our neighbors all around us in your thoughts and prayers. Many, many folks lost everything they owned and many lost their family members and friends.