Trees, Trees Everywhere
I thought I'd post a couple of shots from my neighborhood in The Woodlands. The first shows the view from my front door and morning after Ike crashed everyone's party. Tree debris everywhere but miraculously, no damage to our house.
The split tree wasn't on our property, but I thought it was an interesting bit of destruction. Everywhere you go you see trees pulled out by the root ball (even gigantic trees) or splintered and twisted at various heights along the trunk. Many landed atop neighbors' fences, roofs, and cars and took out our utilities for days.
But the storm's passage redefined luck -- good and bad -- and my heart goes out to those who've suffered terrible losses, from property to jobs to, in some instances, lives.