Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Oudoor Wednesday

*************Texas - - February 11, 2010. History was made. 12 to 14 inches.

My Outdoor Wednesday with Susan, a Southern Daydreamer, is based on the unheard of happening for Texas.

It is hard to vision something this beautiful could cause so much damage and destruction.

All the following pictures are is just a glimpse of some of the damage.
These two are from my backyard.

This one from my neighborhood. I was so cold, I did not take time to get a good shot. But if you look close, there is a white truck under that big tree.

After what we went through and still going through, my heart goes out to those people in the eastern states.


Sandra said...

Hello:) Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on my post about former Pres. Bush's childhood home. :) I really appreciate it.
I am amazed at all that snow you got in this great state of Texas. Thankfully, my part of Texas didn't get snow like that. Did the white truck get any damage? You take care out there. Be careful. God Bless.

Sunny said...

It's too bad that nature is so beautiful and destructive at the same time. That's quite a winter wonderland.
It has snowed all day here and continues tonight. Now they saw the temps are going to get colder. I can't wait for spring to arrive.
Stay warm, LV.
Sunny :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my! The snow is truly beautiful, but it really did do damage too!

Stay warm!!!

Blessings & Aloha!
(thank you as always for stopping in...I will do more blog reading tomorrow)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

That snow is gorgeous --but the ice causes so much damage. We have 8 inches of snow here now---but luckily no ice nor any damage. I know it's so disheartening to see all of those trees so damaged. I'm so sorry, LV. It's been a crazy winter all over the country.


Ebie said...

Oh no! That's a lot of snowfall though it looks so pretty.

Stay warm and take care.

From the Old InkWell said...

OMG! That's amazing! Hope you doing well. Stay warm and dry!

kat said...

oh my gosh, the snow is soooo beautiful but at the same time, it was destructive.

Thanks for the visit and comment anyway LV

Take care..wish, snow are all gone now.

Regina said...

Beautiful winter scenes!
Awesome captures LV.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
"A Fun In The Sun"

Old Time Cindy said...

The snow can be so beautiful, but you're right, so destructive, too. We've had a lot of snow, but nothing compared to last year's storm that damaged all our trees and left us without power for 9 days. I'm ready for spring. How about you?
Cindy at Lakewood

Mary Bergfeld said...

I'm so glad that the storm damage didn't directly affect you. It's often hard to believe that anything as beautiful as these big storms can be so harmful. Stay warm and dry. Blessings...Mary

ClassyChassy said...

Ready for spring yard clean-up? We have pretty sturdy trees in Michigan, but winter always takes its toll somewhere along the line!

Ann said...

Texas sure made a statement this winter. It can sure snow anywhere in this beautiful country of ours. Beautiful snow.
Tin and sparkle

The Muse said...

awwww...hate to see the ice/snow damage :(
the. winter has great beauty but there can be danger...and loss.

your shots show both aspects on this outdoor wednesday!

Love Bears All Things said...

I am happy to note that you are blogging in your golden years. I think that is wonderful.
I've seen damage like this in winters paste when ice formed on trees and limbs fell on power lines. During one of our ice/sleet/snow/rain days in January, I watched ice forming on our pines, fearing we'd lose some of them. We have underground utilities so that wasn't a problem in our neighborhood. However, when the rain started, the ice on the tree melted and the limbs went back up to their normal height.
Thanks for sharing your outdoors with us.
Mama Bear

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great pictures. Yes, snow and ice an do a whole lot of damage! I am ready for Spring and sunshine.


Amazing photos! Thanks!

♥ Kathy said...

That was a HUGE tree that fell :o Happy Outdoor Wednesday

Heart2Heart said...


These are both beautiful and insightful to the degree of how damaging these storms can be, despite the quite beauty that lies beneath them. I love the first shot, so peaceful!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Wow - that is something. And not what you expect to see in Texas, is it? I had missed the truck stuck under the tree until you pointed it out. We had a lot of snow yesterday, and some more on its way for tomorrow and Friday. I am ready for the thaw!

Anonymous said...

Wow very awe inspiring. Snow can do crazy things. We are getting hit hard in Ohio as well.

Stay warm!

Cindy said...

I am so sorry for all of the damage that was done by the snow. It is like many things in Nature. In the right place it is a pleasure and is useful to mankind, but in the wrong place or used wrongly, it is very destructive. Water and fire are also a good example of something so important to mankind, but with boundries. We love our snow up here in Manitoba, Canada. It is easily manageable, seldom does it do any real damage. Other than a car accident on a slippery road, snow has always been my friend. But truthfully, snow does not belong in Texas.
Thanks for visiting my blog and checking out my ice fishing photos. I admire you so much for blogging in your Season of life. Kudos to you!
Hugs, Cindy

happily retired gal said...

Wow ... stunning shots of your wintry world! Sad about the damage caused by the storm. What a strange season it's been all over the world.
Hugs and blessings,

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Pics , but that was bad damage!

farmlady said...

Thanks for all the photos. We had no idea how much snow you are getting down there. This is amazing!
Hope there was no one in that white truck when the tree fell...

Eden said...

Hi LV!

Thank you for sharing those beautiful winter photos. Great shots! You always take good pictures. Love them all.


Beth said...

Some beautiful pictures. Sorry to see the damage. But what a winter wonderland! I know it's a special treat when you get a snowfall in Texas.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

You sure have some amazing pictures here. I also loves the cloud pictures you posted. Those clouds did look angry!

Enjoyed visiting with you today!

Kindly, ldh