Broken (163/365)

by Lee Santiva June. 12, 2019 275 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 1 year, 12 months ago

WOW! Must have been a frightening storm!

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Russell Smith 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 years 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 2 years 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.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bob Rosenberg 2 years 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 2 years 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 Staab 2 years ago

The light and shadows in #1 are beautiful.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years 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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