Sunday, May 29, 2011

More Storm Damage

After a long day of gardening,
my husband and I went out to eat.
We then decided to drive around and look at some
of the damage from Wednesday's storm.

This building at IU suffered some broken windows.

We decided to park and walk around the old part of campus
where the damage to the trees was particularly bad.

So that is where the Kirkwood Conservatory is.
In the woods.
Makes sense to me.
Uh huh.

The walk is blocked, but that doesn't stop this duo.

Trees are down everywhere.

This is Dunn's Woods.

This part of campus is called the Old Crescent
and is listed as a State and National Historical Place.

IU estimates that nearly 300 trees were downed or damaged
in the storm.

They believe it will take months to clear the debris.

Glass litters the grass.

It came from this street lamp.

This is what it is supposed to look like.

This tree was stripped like a banana,
a sign that it was hit by lightning.

A better look at the lightning-struck tree.

This large old tree fell near the center
of the old part of campus...

falling on the sundial and damaging it.

The Rose Well House was undamaged in the storm.
This structure was fashioned from two surviving portals
from the old College Building that had been
ravaged by fire at the Seminary Square site.

The statues of the man and woman are engulfed by
downed trees.

Look carefully - this tree was twisted.

This was definitely the work of an EF-1 tornado.

But still, we were lucky - very lucky.

And darn it all,
while out photographing the damage at
Seminary Square Park the other day,
I was caught on camera.

Now my cover is blown.

Photo credit: Chris Howell of The Herald-Times.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Wow. Mother Nature can be a bitch.

Annalise Johnnie said...

Yeah, Rosie. We sometimes take for granted that Mother Nature can be downright scary when the weather turns bad. It's sad to see the aftermath of the storm, but here's to hoping that everything got more or less fixed there.