Monday, November 5, 2012

Exploded trees

I'm afraid post-hurricane Princeton is full of exploded trees. I'll try to include some cheerier photos soon, from my travels last week (I luckily missed the storm while travelling).

17 comments:

Paul B said...

Oh dear, I do so love mature trees. Nature a force to be reckoned with. Nothing to be sorry about missing this.

cieldequimper said...

That's a sight I hate. I remember wandering around after the 1999 Christmas hurricane here and feeling so bad...

Peter said...

Wow, a good illustration of the force that came through... sad.

Mo said...

What a terrible time you have had there. I imagine it will take years to fully recover, especially with the loss of such mature trees. I hope your home is not too badly affected.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

You were very lucky indeed! These trees did a lot of damage including some fatalities.

a.s.m. said...

Vasta una imagen para ver la fuerza del huracán, espectacular.
Un saludo, Angel

Tanya said...

we saw a lot of trees like that after the summer storm we had...it's amazing really isn't it?!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's always a sad sight Lulu, I remember a few years back we had a storm that ripped a huge (my favourite) tree in my back garden out by the roots, the most amazing sight, the strength of the wind must have been awesome, and I rarely say awesome!

Adele said...

Poor trees! Such a bad time your area has had.

William Kendall said...

I've only seen damage like that in the aftermath of tornados or microbursts...

Catherine Goron said...

Ohh those images are so sad Lulu, poor beautiful trees. I hope Princeton and all of NJ + NY recover soon. Take good care...

Randy said...

That's awful.

LOLfromPasa said...

A 'fierce' wind must have mangled that poor tree in the first photo. So sad. Glad you are safe, Lulu.

Petrea Burchard said...

These pictures remind me of our Pasadena windstorm a year ago--and we didn't have the rain to go with it. It will take a long time to rebuild. I'm glad you missed the worst of it.

LONDONLULU said...

@All, thank you for the kind comments. We were lucky, but sad to see trees that took years to grow like this, along with other destruction. I promise cheerier photos soon! (To semi-echo Paul B, nothing to miss in Princeton right now.)

EG CameraGirl said...

So sad, the destruction caused by Sandy.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Sad shots!
Hope people didn't get hurt at your place and I'm glad you were away and missed it!