Looking through a tangle of trees at our house.
Another of the same view
What's left of an old Elm in our backyard. This was a huge full tree, hundreds of years old and now all the branches (which are as big as trees), lie in the yard. That's a 3-story barn roof, this tree was HUGE.
Some of the old Elm's branches on the ground...notice the tire swing still attached and sitting amidst the rubble.
Looking up at a widow maker hanging from the old Elm...there are several.
Looking out into our backyard from the deck.
Branch sitting on the roof. The larger portion of it is not shown in this photo.. it fell on the roof, then slid back and became wedged in the crook of the trunk, with just the end still remaining on the roof. The initial impact shook the entire house (and woke us up!)
More tree destruction in our yard.
Steve standing amidst the Elm rubble...notice the clothesline torn from the house. Steve, don't stand under the widow makers!
Looking out at the road from the yard. We lost many of our trees and/or parts of them.
Another view looking at our back acreage and all the ice damage.
Picture Deb took from the car as we headed to a place we could go for a run. Many roads were closed, this state highway was open at least along this stretch.
This is what is left of our rail trail we run on a lot....or did!
Shot of Deb walking up the rail trail
Yeah, the rail trail....this was a 10 foot wide beautiful gravel dirt road that is for biking and running and in the Winter, the snowmobiles. I think they will be the ones who clear this.
Rail Trail- we didn't get far before it became a solid tangle of fallen trees.
Rail Trail...no running today!
...unless you're Tucker!
Another of the rail trail...this is a 9 mile out and back for a great 18 mile run, which has offshoot connector trails to add to our long runs. We won't be using this for awhile!
This is Sunday....another run attempt where we went on an old road we used to run north of Mount Monadnock. Notice wire laying on road. These are (still) everywhere. Who knows whether they're live or not?
Golf Course we passed along the way...Notice the pines heavy with ice.
Tree on wire.
Ice on wire...
Yes, we were able to get by this and run, although it was icy on the road, too.
Tree about to pull some wires down, now you know why we were without power for several days!
Tucker running beneath a tree laying on some wires.
A beautiful Farm out on a country road.
Hello, Mr ED!
Well, hello to you, too!
Another shot of the horses and barn. These are a beautiful matched pair of Percheron geldings.
Deb wanted these for painting and is why I took so many.
OK, enough is enough!
Decapitated telephone pole.
Mt. Monadnock in the distance
The road we were able to run on...with screwed shoes! Trees were still cracking and crashing to the ground in the woods around us, and we suddenly realized we probably should have worn hard hats! Ice was beginning to fall in chunks.
....yeah it's pretty....BUT!
More of the Golf course on our return. We were able to get a 3 hour run in today with trees crashing to the ground in the woods and ice falling on our heads from the trees. Was fun!