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The Broken Maple

On This Date: Photo taken 6/8/2003


June 8, 2003, was a Saturday. We worked in the yard and I photographed some flowers with my digital point-n-shoot. Then we went out to dinner. While we were away a storm blew through; it sounded pretty impressive in the restaurant.


Got home; found the neighbors out in the streets. Seems a twister'd hit Mulliken. A quick survey of our yard showed three young trees ruined, a wee bit of damage to our garage, and a bunch of knocked down flowers. We were fortunate.


The whole town was fortunate. Except for two large trees downed a bit north of us, no serious damage was done. But 'twas certainly a thrill.




Photographing that sort of damage is really quite difficult. When you think of a tornado you think of broken buildings; what our town had was mostly broken trees. My pix show pieces of trees here and there around the yard, the damage to our siding, and the flattened flower beds. Totally unimpressive.


This photo was taken with my film point-n-shoot and scanned from a negative.


Number of pix taken on various June 8ths: 637

Year of oldest photo: 1994

How I Rated the Date's Photographs:

. 1 Star: 2

. 2 Stars: 53

. 3 Stars: 524

. 4 Stars: 53

. 5 Stars: 5

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Taken on June 8, 2003