Sunday, January 06, 2008

Stormy Weather

We were quite lucky here at home, no damage at all from the storm, no power failures. Many weren't as lucky I'm sure. There was a lot of rain on Friday. I went out in the early afternoon for a quick trip across town to Elizabeth's. Had to check the local storm canal, or whatever it's called.
Never have I seen more than puddles in there. We used to walk past this on the way to the elementary school, lo those many years ago. I never consider my neighborhood vulnerable to flooding, but clearly that's probably naive, although we're uphill from here.

On my way I encountered a road closure! Never saw that before either. Bret and I went out on Saturday but couldn't see any reason for it, no tree damage and no sign of flooding.

The hills were dusted with snow Saturday which is always beautiful. If I saw this in a photo I would never suspect that it was my own town.

The saddest thing I saw was at the entry of Alden Lane.

I hope you're all safe and warm my sweet peoples. Have a good week!


Blogger Jessi Nagy said...

yikes, hope you are all safe and warm.
sad tree.

5:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your photo of the Tesla Rd. house!! And Alden Lane will not be the same without that 300 year old beauty greeting you. See ya later, maybe.Hmmm, must need something from the store.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

It's always a pity to lose so many big old trees during a storm. That Alden Lane one will be missed by many I imagine.

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - you guys really did get slammed! Glad it was okay for you, sorry about those beautiful trees though...

6:41 AM  
Blogger Mar said...

Great pictures Pam, I didn't get out to see the snow, wonder if Mt Diablo had any? Happy you didn't have any damage. Alden lane breaks my heart. Such a loss.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Safe and warm here, thank you. You stay safe and warm too, please.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Red Geranium Cottage said...

How awful that they lost that big tree. I bet it was beautiful. You just dont see trees that big and beautiful in California. Well not here in southern ca. LOL!! I love trees.
We got lots of rain yesterday again. Rained pretty hard too.
Stay dry over there and have a great day!!

9:12 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

That photo of the oak absolutely breaks my heart. All things considered our town was VERY lucky.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Angelina said...

I want to live in that tall white house.

Poor tree.

I'm glad you haven't had any damage or outages at your place!

9:36 AM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Wow Pam! Glad you're safe and warm!

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no! Not the nursery. They have the most beautiful old oak trees there.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shocker to see that Alden Lane tree like that. It's been there since I was a kid (and long before that) and I can't imagine the nursery without it. Yes, we had snow on Mt Diablo.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Camille said...

Looks like a mess- so glad you (and all your fabric!!) are safe!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sad to see the big trees downed in a storm... don't know why but I always feel as bad for the tree as I do for the people who have to deal with it! LOL! Our whole neighborhood looks different after this storm. We'll have to have a spring planting block party!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Anne Sutton said...

I can't believe that beautiful tree came down. What a heart breaker. That is a loss everyone can relate to. I was driving back from town on Sunday and saw the snow on your mountains! What a surprise that was. Thanks for the pictures. Glad you and Elizabeth are fine.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Marisa said...

Yikes, that looks like it was a very nice old tree. Lucky for we we only lost power for about a day, but no trees were lost very locally. My first visit to your blog after reading about you in a magazine. Rockin!

8:58 PM  
Blogger The Chicken Lady said...

Oh gosh, I'm glad you're all ok. That poor tree. In the bad storm that just hit the Northwest, one of Oregon's oldest trees got demolished. They don't know if it will survive. So sad.

2:49 PM  

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