Sunday, September 29, 2013

Morning after a storm

The wind savaged a few trees.



Others, with deeper roots, were harried, but left intact.

The storm cleared and freshened the air. And the sun rose, glowing, a beautiful light.


12 comments:

Margaret said...

I love the day after a storm. I would really love some stormy weather here.

Ms M said...

Hi, Margaret! I also love the day after a storm. There's such a freshness to the air. I send wishes that you get some stormy weather where you are -- but gentle storms, nothing destructive.

altadenahiker said...

That third photo has an unearthly, fairy tale quality. It feels like it's been years since we had rain out this way.

Ms M said...

The 3rd photo is by a little stream; a grand willow tree lives there. I love the atmosphere it all creates together.
Hope you have rain soon!

dive said...

Yikes! That's scary weather, Ms.M.
I love the way the harried tree's hair is all unkempt after the gale.

Ms M said...

Hi Dive: Every so often we get storms with high winds that cause damage like this, particularly to fir trees (many have shallow root systems). The harried tree with the unkempt hair is nestled near a creek.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Looks a scary storm!
It is sad to see trees injured.

Ms M said...

Hi Sonia, The winds were very strong that night. I, too, think it's sad when trees are ripped up like that. This was in a city park -- they will plant a new tree next spring to replace this one.

altadenahiker said...

Phoebe's paws smelled of Fritos. I loved your opening line.

Ms M said...

Thanks, Karin. I must confess; it isn't an opening line. But it's a section I remembered from the book. And it seemed to fit the occasion.

sonia a. mascaro said...

I am glad that they will plant a new tree!
You live in a beautiful place!

Ms M said...

Thank you, Sonia. I so enjoy your photos of where you live!