Can you see how that branch fell right between
the power lines and the back of the car?
My job was to move them after they were cut...
and take pictures! A nice man with another
chain saw stopped to help, too.
This one fell in the backyard...2 feet from the roof.
At the end of our street.
In the school parking lot.
The Do Not Enter sign may not be necessary.
Another unnecessary Do Not Enter sign.
Lots of poor broken trees.
But these pines standing tall.
After the tour of town, we headed out to check on
the house at Shangri La Ti Da.
Hmmmm. This is usually 2 lanes
without tree bridges.
Ducks taking a bath...yes, ducks taking a bath.
For me and them, I suppose.
Time to turn around. This bridge was too low.
Now on the other end of the road to Shangri La Ti Da.
Yes, two ways in.
Still not two lanes.
Still with tree bridges.
A safe and beautiful drive even in the storm.
And then we decided to drive up the mountain to see
what we could see...sort of like the bear in the song.
A little more snow...fluffier, deeper.
I showed you this view not long ago...resplendent
in all its Fall finery.
Now in its Winter wonderfulness.
My favorite apple tree.
There. Just there, through
season after season.
And this little store is one of the reasons
I love living here.
Not a light on, but someone came out.
I said, "Oh, are you open?"
She said, "Yes. We don't have electric,
but we're open. People need stuff."
Yesterday on Facebook there was this story:
Dollar General allowing people in to shop as long as you have cash and patiently wait in line since items had to be added up the old fashion way....by hand!! Manager there to direct people with his flashlight!!!
Thanks, Laurie Thompson for sharing.
Another reason I love living here...even during a blizzard
spawned by a hurricane on Halloween!
We take so much for granted...hot water, hot food, warm house, mobility....yet even when we don't have those things...if we look, we can find the blessings still.