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
The DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE this week: share a photo with a composition dominated by lines — hard or soft, straight or curvy, vertical or horizontal, or made in nature or as part of a cityscape.
Gone but not forgotten!
Wonder if somebody still uses that chair on the porch!