Broken (163/365)

by Lee Santiva June. 12, 2019 125 views
Windbruch - Tree broken by the wind

Windbruch - Tree broken by the wind

Trees damaged by storms like in these photos are referred to as "Windbruch" in the German language which literally means: "broken by the wind".

Two broken trees after a storm

Two broken trees after a storm

In April of this year, near to where I live, there were severe storms with hurricane-force winds which literally broke massive, mature trees.

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Jay Boggess 10 hours ago

WOW! Must have been a frightening storm!

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Russell Smith 2 days, 12 hours ago

It amazes me how well trees stand up to the wind and when they fail in the wind it is like broken toothpicks being made.

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Bethany Plonski 3 days, 4 hours ago

#1 is beautiful, and I love learning about the word for these.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bethany Plonski 3 days, 3 hours ago

Thank Bethany. Apparently I really was wrong myself,  because I didn‘t think #1 was any good, too much of one color brown and taken with an iphone. Your feedback was so helpful!

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Bob Rosenberg 3 days, 18 hours ago

Very appropriate photos for today's subject, Lee.  My wife and I belong to a volunteer group that patrols our huge county parks on horseback.  While our duty includes helping hikers with directions and such, our most common work is letting the Rangers know when any of the far out trails are blocked by fallen trees.

3 days, 18 hours ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Bob Rosenberg 3 days, 3 hours ago

Thx for commenting Bob! What‘s even more dangerous are the damages above in the crowns of the trees, branches can come crashing down days later after the storm

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Lee Santiva 3 days, 3 hours ago

So true.  We graduated 11 new volunteers for our county park horse patrol tonight.  The Superintendent of Parks sort of gave the same message.  He told the newbies to be extra careful in the parks during hot weather since large trees often come down when temps rise.  And our parks have lots and lots of giant redwoods.

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Camellia 3 days, 18 hours ago

The light and shadows in #1 are beautiful.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia 3 days, 3 hours ago

Thank you Camellia, incredibly helpful because I didn‘t think it was that good just a „monochrome“ of brown. I took it with my iphone while out riding our mountain bikes

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Sherry Hill 3 days, 21 hours ago

there is nothing like the sound of a tree cracking and falling.. it always amazes me..

3 days, 21 hours ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Sherry Hill 3 days, 12 hours ago

You‘ve experienced it live? That must have been scary!

3 days, 12 hours ago Edited