24 May 2011

Storm damage

Yesterday was a wild and stormy day, here in central Scotland. Some of the most dramatic pictures of storm damage shown on the web were taken within 10 miles of our house, but here are a few taken in the park next to our house. It's surprising how much more dramatic they look when you can't see all the other undamaged trees.

All the above pictures were taken this morning (Tuesday), but the following one was taken when I briefly ventured out yesterday to remove a branch from the middle of the road.

As the trees were also in leaf, it looks like autumn because the roads and pavements are littered with fallen leaves.

The storm was unusual because it was worst during the afternoon rather than at night, so we stayed indoors for safety.