5 Years Ago

This was one of my favorite trees in our yard. It became firewood.

Winter Storm Pax had a huge impact on the Southeast five years ago and few counties suffered as much damage as Aiken County, SC did.

We lost several beautiful trees on our property including a beechnut tree with a 60′ canopy.

It was like a bomb hit the county and it took months and months to clean it up, but the landscape was changed forever. We were fortunate that our power was out for only about 36 hours.  Luckily, we had three fireplaces in our house to stay warm.

Below is a video that was taken as someone drove around our neighborhood.

The storm came to an end on Valentines Day, but mother nature wasn’t done with us and an earthquake hit the area around 10:30 that evening,  giving more reasons to ask the question, “Did you feel the earth move?”  on that romantic evening.


About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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1 Response to 5 Years Ago

  1. Ahh, the glory and majesty of mother nature. She can be cruel at times, but she never disappoints. Thanks for sharing my friend. Julian 🙏

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