A week ago we were hit hard by the storm Frederick. Actually we were at its edge, but that was enough to cause a lot of trouble all over the town and almost throughout the whole country. Now we have another warning for this weekend, another storm is approaching. Right now it is raining, but the forecast is the rain to turn into snow and the wind to be strong.
Until then, let me show you what was the last weekend and what I saw through the lens of the camera.
This first image was taken by my hubby, when he went in the park for quick walk with the dog. The lamp post was fallen, you can imagine the force that also caused many trees to fall, some even uprooted.
The last bits of the tree, that will be removed.
Another tree that suffered the gusts of the wind. Sadly it was a home of starlings. The hole drilled by woodpeckers hosted several generations of starlings. Now, after the broken branches were removed, this is what is left from the tree
When the storm began, wind reached 100 km/h and we were warn not to go out unless it is really necessary. There was a death case, a woman being struck by a fallen tree in the center of the town.
I hardly could sleep at that night, hearing the wind combined with snowfall. The snow however, did not last long and couldn't cover the ground. In some places inland though there was substantial snow cover.
On the next day, on Sunday, it was still very windy, but slowly subsiding and completele stopped in the afternoon, when the sun was back.
I was reading the news and one of the local site asked everybody in Facebook to share photos of what we saw during the storm. I sent a photo of the rooftop of the neighbouring block, the insulation ripped.
The pictures were from the morning, but during the night that lot was wrapped around and on top of the chimney.
When I looked at the photos the others sent, there were damaged cars, walls, fences... it was really horrible.
On Monday morning I tried to photograph this billboard from the van while commuting. It was not the only one that the wind not just bent but crashed.
Yesterday, I saw still fallen trees and street signs.
The Green woodpecker was not the only one, Simon the squirrel was also there. If you look carefully at the left bottom you can see the squirrel, or better to say the blurred outlines.
I keep an eye on the weather outside. Still calm, just raining, but it can change instantly and warnings should be taken seriously. The new storm we are warned about is called Marco and I very much hope to be less horrible than Frederick.
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