We’ve been driving around like others, to gawk at all the damage from last week’s storm. It’s amazing to me that there wasn’t more property damage or deaths. Much of the land around us is County Forest. They do selective logging and it’s sad to see the trees they left are now up rooted or snapped off. There are lots of trees twisted or bent over like this. Some are snapped off like this, or this. Lots of pines that were destined to be power poles are leaning to the east. And then the smaller oaks that were left to grow into big mighty oaks were up rooted. Sad to see, but trees will regrow. The wood will be used for pulp and for firewood to heat homes this winter and probably next winter too.
We heard the park along the St. Croix River was hit really bad. Well, it was. This was a beautiful spot with lots of big old red and white pine all around it. Now it looks like a… well, like a tornado went through it. I made a video as Jim was driving through the park. He drove a little fast towards the end, so it’s not too clear, but if you’d like a 360° view, here it is.
360° view of park
But the damage wasn’t everywhere. We drove by this pretty little lake today and stopped so Molly could take a dip and get a drink. There were fish by the shore and loons on the water, probably looking for fish!
I'm the female version of "Jack of all trades, master of none". I make bottle cap pincushions as well as other items made with felt and sell them in my Etsy Store, Up The Creek. I make most of these pincushions while at our cabin in northwest Wisconsin. Our cabin is right "Up the Creek" from an active beaver pond. There's always something going on out there. Birds and other wildlife are abundant Up the Creek. I try to get good pictures of bird and wildlife and will post them, even if they're not award winners. My goal is to share what I see. Not to win any medals.