Plantidote of the Day 2011-01-13
Elm tree in ice storm
Two years ago, Correntian Eureka Springs shot a series of stunning images near his home in Arkansas, capturing the stark beauty of winter. This shot is from that collection. Winter may not be everyone's favorite season, but sometimes it's just ridiculously beautiful.
It was taken from my yard outside of Eureka Springs... along the Kings River... during the massive devastating ice storm that swept many states winter before last. I broke my arm in two places... and lost power for 11 days. 'twas beautiful though. How the trees survived the weight from that storm is something that even over time still amazes me.
Thank you, ES! Hope you don't have any more storms like that for a long while.
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