Just thought I’d share what happened here a little before 5:00 a.m. Friday, January 4. We were startled out of a sound sleep by what sounded like a big crash. It had been raining off and on for days and hubby thought we had been awakened by lightning or thunder. We went all around inside the house thinking the cats had knocked some things over and couldn’t see anything. Checking outside, it was so dark, we couldn’t see anything and our outside lights don’t really illuminate much. But when we got up and it was light out — man, the Lord was watching over us. A huge tree had fallen right next to the house. Maybe not so unusual in the woods. But the unusual part and the miracle part is that it didn’t fall according to gravity (downhill). How does a tree fall sideways against gravity? If it had followed its natural course, it would have hit the house and probably done some serious damage. It fell sideways completely missing the house and just clipping a corner of the carport. The carport did sustain some damage but not serious. And no damage to the cars. I’m just in awe and so humbled. The pictures don’t do it justice. Next comes the cleanup and repair.
There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, sunny spring day for getting outside and taking a short hike to listen to the roar of Mother Nature. There were actually people in the pool at the base of the falls but I wasn’t willing to put my tootsies in that very, very cold water! So, I couldn’t get as close as I wanted!
Helton Creek Falls, Chattahoochee National Forest in Union County, Georgia
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Gone but not forgotten!
Wonder if somebody still uses that chair on the porch!
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Ran across this building while driving out and about the countryside. I wouldn’t go up close to the building because I didn’t feel like I wanted a close-up of me on their surveillance camera (if there really was one)! Does that mean watch out for aliens or ghosts? 😆
I just love this big old pine tree next to the driveway — oh, wait, what driveway??
Another side view of no driveway. See that snow blob on the left? That’s some sort of evergreen tree that usually stands about 12-14 feet high. Today it’s hung over with the weight of the world. You can see the small picture below taken almost two years ago. Not to worry, though, hubby went out and knocked the snow off and it’s beginning to straighten up again.
When I was taking the picture of this tree in the back (I call it a snowball tree), one of the birds must have landed on one of the branches because all of a sudden there was an “avalanche” of snow!
We’re keeping these little guys fed as best we can.
Gas logs for heat when the power goes out.
Well, this isn’t exactly how I had planned on spending the weekend! We can’t get out and no one can get in. Even the post office and deliveries wouldn’t come up the driveway. Of course, it makes it harder when you can’t even tell there is a driveway under there somewhere. Hopefully, most of this will be gone by Monday! Here’s another great reason why food and water storage are so important!