Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mother Nature Rages

Thousands of homes and businesses in Anchorage and Mat-Su remained without power this afternoon as residents recovered from an overnight storm that blasted the region with high winds, uprooted trees and downed electrical lines. No serious injuries had been reported as of noon.

Well, we did not loose power and no trees fell on our house. We did however lose a beloved tree. 
 It was a 12 year old MayDay tree that mama planted outside Grandma's window.  This makes mama sad. 
We tried to save it but the damage was too much.
Don't be sad mama.  I'll help you plant a new one in the spring.

As we took a walk we realized that things could have been much worse...
Trees were down everywhere we turned!

I like trees, this is what I think about the whole thing!  Poop on this devastation!!!

I feel bad for these people...

The forest is like a fun house today!  Everything is Topsy tervey!
Wow, even our flowers took a beating.

If you want to see more here is the url to the Anchorage Daily News photos

We are very thankful that no one was hurt during this storm.  

We had to read the news online today.
The storm-caused power outage has delayed the printing and distribution of Wednesday's Anchorage Daily News.
Wednesday newspapers will be delivered to home subscribers on Thursday, along with the Thursday edition.
Power at the newspaper plant was out from late Tuesday until early Wednesday morning, preventing the press from running.

Kinda makes one think a bit.


Read more here: http://www.adn.com/#storylink=cpy


  1. Yeah, we get the power outages here too, really makes you appreciate what you pay for, sorry about the nice tree, like you said, plant a new one and watch it become something!!!

    Your Furends
    Susie & Recliner Sidebite

  2. Wow! That was quite a storm! We are glad to hear you guys are ok, but it's sad about the trees.
    Maddy and Owen

  3. WOWZERS!! We HATE wind. You look like you were very brave, Ryker! We're glad your family escaped any bad damage. It was really nice of you to offer to help your mom plant a new tree next Spring :-)

    -Bart and Ruby

  4. Glad you're safe, Ryker, but all those trees uprooted is no good. Mother Nature is a bitch sometimes.

  5. What a storm! Glad you are safe and no one was hurt. If you need help removing those sticks... I mean trees I could come right over.

  6. That must have been quite a storm! I'm glad you had your safe warm house to curl up in. I hope your mom finds the perfect tree in the spring!


  7. Gosh how scary. Sorry about your tree, but we are glad you are ok
    Benny & Lily

  8. That must have been a very scary storm and we are glad your ok.
    From Milo & Jet

  9. I'm glad you and your home are safe. I am sorry about your tree. We had a hurricane come through last week, and I was sure we were going to lose the one big tree in our yard. I love that tree. It stood, but now it leans alot and we have to have it cut down. I'm sad. Nice to see someone else is sentimental about trees too. :)

  10. What a terrible storm! We are so glad that you and your family are ok but sorry that the tree didn't make it.
    It's really sweet of you offering to help your mom plant a new tree in spring.

  11. What a wild storm!! I don't remember if we had any like that when we lived there, especially during the summer--We'd usually get them in the winter with those crazy chinooks that would practically blow us away! But I'm sorry about the tree, but am glad that you're safe and I hope you stay that way.

  12. RYKER....
    Finally getting around to playing catch-up since returning home from our trip.... ;)
    I am so sorry to hear about your beloved tree!! How heartbreaking!! I, too, love trees!! When weather conditions--or humans--uproot them, it is just so sad!! :-(
    I am glad that your house was protected, as many others were not as fortunate!! ;)
    Keep safe!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  13. Yikes! That was quite the storm! So glad no one was hurt. Sorry you lost your special tree. I like your idea Ryker of planting another special tree in the Spring :)

    It's interesting, butt after a big storm blows through here, we see lots of healthy new growth a few weeks after, particularly on those things that weren't doing too well. Momma nature has a method to her madness perhaps ;)

    Glad you're safe!

    Waggin at ya,

  14. Those type of winds are scary stuff. I'm so glad you all are okay!

    Critter Alley


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