Friday, January 9, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Aftermath




AFTERMATH

We have just been through the snowiest December since 1964 in Vancouver, here in the so called banana belt of Canada. Not only have many of us been snowed in for days on end but the weight of the snow has done considerable damage. Luckily our roof did not collapse as did three other buildings here, but I watched in dismay as our garden took quite a beating. In the aftermath of this snow, the boxwood hedge which divides our driveway from our lawn emerged in a somewhat sad state and I am thinking it may not be possible to save it. I don't know how all the weight of the snow ended up on one side. It looks as if the old scientist was drunk when he trimmed it last Fall.


The aftermath of snow is really ugly, not beautiful like the first fall. This heap on our front lawn, mixed with broken branches and dirt and left over from shovelling to keep the gutter free as it began to melt, is just one of many around the neighbourhood.



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


29 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, dear, the hedge does look rather sad. I hope you can save it.

Smalltown RN said...

Yes it is finally melting here as well....but we have a long ways to go before I can see my drive...the two tent shelters did not weather the storm well at all..the frames are all bent and the tarps are a mess....not salvageable at all....ah is Spring almost here?

CRIZ LAI said...

I heard about the news at the Toronto Airport. It was the worst case of weather for Canada in years. I'm glad you survived the chill JMB. Stay warm always. :)

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carolinavictory said...

I kinda like the way that hedge looks! Dirty snow is no fun though. Great take on the theme.

Annie
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Sue said...

Same thing over here in Toronto :( I miss summer!

My Photo hunt entry is here

Please stop by, and happy weekend :)

Carver said...

I know what you mean about old snow not being pretty after it gets dirty. Good take on the theme. I'm sorry about your hedge but my experience with ice damaged bushes and even trees is over time they do bounce back, if they aren't uprooted or completely killed. In terms of a hedge like that, if you can tolerate it being lopsided as it grows in the spring, perhaps it can be pruned back into shape after one or may two growing seasons.

I'll admit that I wouldn't mind a big snow. We had a record breaker in 2000/2001 and quite a bit in 2003 but only small ones since then. I know I need to be careful what I wish for but I wouldn't mind some of the snow moving my way.

jams o donnell said...

Mercifully the hedge will grow back. I'm glad to see that you are no longer snowed in. Happy weekend

Blur Mommy said...

Yes, we still have some of those mess around town too.

Blur Mommy @Just My Rambling

SASSY MOM said...

Aww, that looks really bad. Hope the weather gets better there.

Happy weekend!

Katney said...

I think the hedge has an interesting line. But perhaps I don't see the worst of it.

I took pictures today and will post later of some of the aftermath of our corner of the same storms.

napaboaniya said...

Gosh!! That's really some ugly aftermath sight of what was once beautiful.
A great take on this week's theme :)

Happy Weekend!!

EastCoastLife said...

Oh dear, the owners of the houses which collapsed under the weight of snow! I didn't know the beautiful white snow could be this damaging.

Bonggamom said...

Yikes, that's a lot of snow. Good luck with saving the hedge.

YTSL said...

"The aftermath of snow is really ugly, not beautiful like the first fall."

I remember this well. Without wanting to be too crass or gross, I really don't miss all the dog pee stains on white snow that I'd often have to walk around/by on many a winter day in Philadelphia! ;(

PowersTwinB said...

wow...thats a lot of snow...I hate that white chit ..lol..we are getting 8 inches tonight in Michigan, as I cuddle up in my pjs by the fire ..lol..My hunt is up, please come and visit

TiOheM said...

That's a really bad aftermath of the snow.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

ah that snow is sad but ours always melts in half a day

Leslie said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry about all your snow. We only get one or two tiny light falls here a year. :)

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TeacherJulie said...

Snow looks nice to us who don't have that and who don't have to deal with slush :(

Take care!

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Colin Campbell said...

Very disastrous JMB. Perhaps he was drunk? Nature is amazing at rebounding. I am still working out whether I can find something to post. Take care. It is going to be over 40 degrees here on Tuesday.

Dragonstar said...

We just don't get that kind of snow here, I'm very glad to say. I hope your poor hedge recovers by summer. Box is pretty tough stuff, given time to grow.

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

Yes the remnant of snow is nowhere near as nice to look at.

I figure if you just leave the hedge it ought to bounce back into roughly the right shape over the next month or so. If that does not fix it there all you need do is let it grow some and re trim it.

I bet you never know the diff by June.

CherryPie said...

Thank goodness you didn't have any major damage!

mirage2g said...

True, when they fall they are so immaculately white but becomes mud when dirtied!! :D Great choice, happy weekend!

Rositta said...

Your wacky Vancouver weather gave me an extra day in Calgary, thank you...ciao

Biker Betty said...

I agree, the aftermath of snow is ugly! Since I see that the snow has melted, I guess you finally got to celebrate Christmas? Great choice for this theme.

Have a great weekend!

Liz said...

Dirty old snow always looks horrid and so unlike its first sighting.

lady macleod said...

I'd be pea green with envy had it not snowed for me in NYC, but it did - and I just KNOW you arranged it! :-)

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm sorry about the damages the snow has brought. I hope there's still some way to save it.