Weeping Willow Tree Aftermath 2010

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedNovember 5, 2012
TakenOctober 27, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/100 sec at f/11
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Focal Length34 mm
ISO800
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....O great, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it..Ezekiel 13: 11

This was the aftermath of a windy tornado that we had on the evening of October 26, 2010.
Our weeping willow tree approximately 90 feet tall and about 30 + feet from our house met its demise.

The tree was over 100 years old and massive.....Thank goodness it did not blow over on our house..Although it was scary to wake up to this in the morning...it would have been worse if the tree had gone the other direction. My husband was out there with his chain saw getting rid of some of the debris when I shot this photo.

Thank you so much Davide Simone for the courtesy of your generous spotlight...

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  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    Very impressive !

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    Lovely shot, that was some tree glad it fell away from your home

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    so lucky that it missed your house!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    Glad you were safe and that poor old tree! wonderful capture of this Andrea!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    A perfectly entry!! I remember your reporting this trauma!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (5 Nov 2012):

    Thank you for your comments...Several years before this another limb came down from this
    tree on the other side from a different storm...Two days before that storm we had some company who were visiting us who were standing underneath the limb before they left and they were remarking that they had never seen a tree that big...Who would think that two days later in the same spot they had been standing the limb would come down! I never felt entirely comfortable walking underneath that tree when I could hardly see where the top of it ended...It was so awesome but at the same time frightening!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    It must have been a magnificent tree in its day....so glad no one had injuries.....perfect theme entry

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    Ouch -- hate to see lovely trees like this, but a great photo, Andrea.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    Goodness that is a massive tree! Thank heavens it did not cause any damage to your house! What a super shot and entry!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    Such a shame that this magnificent tree came down.. hopefully a new one will replace it in time. This is a beautiful capture and so perfect for the theme!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    Great photo, sad story with a happy ending though in that you and your house are safe!!!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    Nice shot, a lot of work ahead, glad no one was hurt.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    A reason to weep! Thus, to all living things. Highly emotive photo.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh   said (7 Nov 2012):

    Magnificent tree capture, so sad it's down ...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    I remember when this magnificent tree was felled by a big storm. It was such a beautiful tree. So sad that it had to meet its demise from a storm.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    Stormin' JPG's Theme Park with an extremely good entry.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Nov 2012):

    amazing! we don't get extreme weather here in northern california. nicely captured. so sorry you had to loose this beauty.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (8 Nov 2012):

    The end of a majestic giant is just so heartbreaking, I'm so sorry.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (9 Nov 2012):

    So thankful that didn't land on your house. Perfect entry.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (15 Nov 2012):

    A perfect entry, Andrea!

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