Rubbish Tuesday ~ Nature's Wrath



An old highway, replaced in the 70s.  This road now goes to the river and no where else. 


 This particular bridge was built in 1934 


 It now traverses a wildlife management area. 


These are trees around the bridge that were damaged in the 
Oct 2014 storm.  With all the leaves off, you can see the track of
 damage through the bottoms. 


Pretty scary to see what strong winds can do to a tree- twisting it like a pretzel. 




43 comments:

  1. i am happy they are keeping this as a preserve, it is a beautiful spot. we have several here and i beleive we need to preserve the wooded lands as much as we can... before the whole world is coated in concrete

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  2. I love the focus of the first shot.

    (I love trees. Makes me so sad to see them...er...bite the dust)

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  3. mother nature sure gets brutal at times.

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  4. Very interesting post! I've seen tornado damage many times, and it always amazes one with the power involved. Even high winds.

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  5. Beautiful place, lovely fence post and railings. When we had a massive storm here in 2004, the power company workers were not allowed to go and fix the lines brought down by trees, as that situation is called " Widow makers" as unstable trees, huge winds, and some trees hung up on others are so dangerous. I could not understand how so many people complained bitterly when they had no power for a day or two. This is men's lives at a massive risk if they go in. Get real, light a candle, use a gas portable stove, light the fire. Am I too practical???

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    1. I agree. I know they risk their lives to get the power back on. It's a dangerous job. We were without power for 10 days in the winter storm '01. We did everything you mentioned and more. But it was rough. The day we bought a generator is the day they turned the power back on.

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  6. Heel mooi om dit eens te laten zien ,de kracht van de natuur moet je echt niet onderschatten.

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  7. I'm always disappointed to see the loss of a tree and especially multiple trees.

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  8. That was some fierce wind that did a number on that one tree! With the urban areas always expanding, it's nice to know there are still places for wildlife. I just hope they survived the winds that took those trees down in that area!

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  9. Considering 1934 was in the midst of the Great Depression, I imagine the men who built this road were grateful for the work.

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  10. It's truly amazing what the wind can do to the poor trees. In my neck of the woods, they sometimes topple over very huge Douglas firs.

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  11. Looks like a nice place to go for a walk. : )

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  12. I think it's amazing that the bridge is still in tact after the storm. Love the fencing.

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  13. This is very interesting. Love the first photo with the moss growing on the structure.

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  14. its a beautiful stretch of road. It would be great if the state (if its state owned) would let private individuals cut up the trees for firewood.

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  15. A beautiful spot.

    We still can see our tornado path. It will take us a life time to clear it so we are letting Mother Nature take care of it.

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  16. Your first photo makes me want to wander across the bridge and through the woods.

    Mom Nature has her subtle ways, and her not - so - subtle reminders of just how powerful nature can be.

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  17. Love that bridge and the railings!

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  18. Oh it is so pretty despite the damage. Hug B

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  19. I like wandering around areas like this. You have captured it very well.

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  20. Tornadoes take no prisoners. Its when the trees get naked that we can see all the damage nature is capable of. I am surprised each year when the ice storm damage of several years ago is still evident in the winter.

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  21. I always hate to see trees taken down in any way. I am a tree hugger. The first picture is wonderful... I love how it leads me to look down the road to what seems like forever.

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  22. Thank you for finding me and leaving me a comment today. I backlinked to find you and I am so glad I did. Beautiful pictures! I am your newest follower and I put you on my sidebar so I don't miss a single post. Have a great night- xo Diana

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  23. That was a very substantial fence(guard rail). You wouldn't want to run into it.

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  24. That is such a pretty place! I love it!

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  25. What a beautiful place...crazy about the trees, though! I like the bridge.

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  26. It is totally amazing what wind can do!

    I would love to see this area...the pics makes me walk along that road.

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  27. I would love to walk this bridge that was built two years before I was born.

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  28. Love the great depth in that first shot.

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  29. I would love to explore here. What a great place! And a great way to let nature heal, to bre a wildlife area.

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  30. The wind is a powerful thing at times, it is amazing the damage it can cause. Also sad at the same time.
    Good shots !

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  31. Incredible to see what wind forces can do. That area is very beautiful.

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  32. What an absolutely beautiful place. I would love to see summer pictures!

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  33. pretty scenes...and wind can sure be scary

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  34. What beautiful photos. A beautiful place indeed. That wind does look like it gets pretty brutal.

    Hugs, Linda
    My Happy Place

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  35. Nice shots - I often wonder how many of these old lost roads there are - abandoned and forgotten.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  36. What a lovely area of natural beauty.

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  37. very scary, the power of natural forces...

    as the comment before me says..... lovely natural beauty. rather stark, in winter. bursting with life and shades of green, when spring/summer returns, I'm sure.

    Tessa~

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  38. Strong wind can really do some scary things! Glad we have not had any wind/storm damage this year. Love the bridge--it fits the peaceful scene. I can almost imagine myself being there...
    Blessings, Aimee

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  39. It is amazing how much damage the winds can do!

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  40. Beautiful! I forgot this weeks.

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