Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Surveying the Aftermath

Damage to the old tree

I obviously had to visit the old tree at Välsta yesterday when I was out surveying the aftermath of Dagmar the Killer Storm (how does that sound Julie?). Sadly the tree looks to have been hit rather badly. At least one big branch have been broken off. After more that 260 visits to the Swedish Whitebeam, I have gotten used to it's shape and now it has changed a bit. If you have a few hours sit back and enjoy the slideshow below.

12 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a shame Steffe, the tree had such a perfect shape year in and year out! Well we will just have to learn to love the new shape, it's still a beautiful very old tree. Imagine after all this time and many storms, you have to wonder why this time!!

VP said...

I am glad the old tree braved the storm almost intact.

Luis Gomez said...

Sorry to see some branches broken off but glad it is still there.

brattcat said...

my heart aches for this proud old tree. what a storm that must have been.

Sharon said...

I wondered about the old tree when I saw your post from yesterday. Sorry to see it suffered some damage but, at least it is still standing even if a few branches are drooping.

bfarr said...

How sad. I always enjoy your shots of the grand old tree. I'm glad she is still standing.

Jack said...

It is going to be fine, Steffe. The very point of your series was to show the tree as it changed with time. This most recent and more significant change fits with the idea.

We had very serious tree damage in Connecticut in our Halloween snowstorm, losing many old trees and lots of major limbs from old trees. At first we were shocked by the changes and mourned the damage. By now, with some emotional distance and most of the damaged limbs removed, we can see that our trees will still thrive despite some limb loss.

Bob Crowe said...

The image is at once desolate and vibrant. It looks very much like the area my wife came from in rural Kansas.

CaT said...

oh ohoh.....
but most of it is still standing!!

Peter said...

Oh no! Not that old tree. Damn Dagmar. Great photography once again, love the slideshow.

hamilton said...

You have at least managed to capture it in all of its glory. Although sad, I rather like that one giant limb that seems to be reaching down to the ground with outstretched fingers.

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La Principessa Errante said...

I hear people so often say, I don't know what to take a picture of, I have been here so many times, I have taken them all. I always say - we see new things every time we look - you have absolutely proven it with this series. It is absolutely exquisite, and proof that taking the same picture over and over makes us see something new.