Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Beauty and Destruction of a Blizzard

Back on October 10-12 we had an early blizzard, that closed all schools and most roads and left power outages and tree limbs broken down.

At first it was absolutely beautiful.The fall leaves were still on the trees, creating wonderful mosaics.


 But that snow kept on coming and because it was so mild, it was very wet and heavy snow.
I don't think this Blue Jay was very impressed.


As the wet snow coated every branch, the branches started bending way down. If all they did was bend it was still sort of pretty, but all that weight was too much for many trees.


This shrub normally stands about six feet tall or more, but the snow has caused it to almost flatten out. Just a note, that this particular shrub suffered little or no damage.


The snow started coming down hard on Thursday and by Friday around 3 PM our hydro went out. At first it was not too bad, but even with milder temperatures, it still got very cold in the house. I am so thankful for kind neighbours who opened up their home to me and allowed me to stay close to the fireplace. Power came back on around 7pm on Sunday, that was 52 hours with no hydro.



Something To Think About:
We were taken by surprise with this storm, but 
God is not the least bit surprised or taken off guard by the storms you are facing.
Trust Him,He’s got this.

17 comments:

  1. I CANNOT STAND COLD WEATHER, AND THIS WAS TERRIBLE. GLAD YOUR NEIGHBORS WERE SO KIND. THAT IS NOT THE TIME TO BE WITHOUT HEAT. IT IS PRETTY TO LOOK AT, BUT NOTHING ELSE. TAKE CARE.

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  2. It looks so cold but beautiful too.

    Good neighbours like yours are hard to find. That was a long time without power. It must have been a relief when it came on again.

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  3. Hi Ruth, as usual, your pictures are so pretty! I like to see pictures in the snow, probably because we seldom get any. Being out of power and/or water is the pits. We take so much for granted. Love to see the snow on the trees but hate seeing the trees break!

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  4. These are really breathtaking photos, Ruth! My favorites are the first and last. I am so glad for your kind neighbors. I like your quote too.

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  5. Oh my...such beauty still in the midst of the storm! So glad you came out of it well and have had the opportunity to capture these images.You are so right....God was not surprised at all. ♥

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  6. Every picture is beautiful.
    A blessing to have such kind neighbors.

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  7. Pretty from a warm environment...indoors, looking out. Bit to have power off & NO heat isn't fun at all.

    As I grew up (and I remind myself often)...God gives us only what we can handle.

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  8. You did a great job capturing the beauty of the snow-fall. I'm sorry you had to go without power for so long, but an glad you have such good neighbors.

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  9. your pictures of this snow storm are beautiful. it is always heartbreaking when trees and shrubs are damaged. nice to have good, friendly neighbors!! we were without power for 9 or 10 days after superstorm sandy, we were lucky to have a generator!!

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  10. Poor jay looks so cold! Love the first shot with colorful leaves.

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  11. These would make some fabulous jigsaw puzzles! BTW, they are beautiful.

    I am glad you had neighbors with heat that did open their home to you. 52 hours is a long time!

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  12. I have to agree with the comments of everyone else on this page...what a long time to be without power. so grateful for kind neighbors taking care of you.
    Lovely photos by the way.

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  13. Ruth, your photos are lovely. The happy contrast between the white and bright colours is brilliant. I'm always amazed how resilient the bushes and trees are when it comes to the snow and ice. Hopefully, you won't lose your power again this winter.

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  14. Beautiful photos! I believe we had heavy snow very soon after your snowstorm, Ruth. It was beautiful but also destructive to the full leafed trees. Thankfully the cold didn't last too long and even with two snows afterward we are back to having very little accumulation on the ground. I watched a deer eating some of it today!

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  15. Thanks for the good spiritual lesson in it, Ruth

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  16. The mosaic-like photos are beautiful. So very thankful for the hospitality of your neighbor. Glad the shrub did not suffer damage.

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