Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pine Trees and Baby Gifts

We're here! But only at a temporary site at the moment. The site we chose to make our "home" didn't have water service yet when we arrived. Hopes are that the water issues will be resolved before the end of the week. The water and many, many other issues are continuing ghosts of the monstrous ice storm that ravished this area earlier this year. The damage is widespread and shocking. Literally everywhere you look.

Yesterday I took a walk to snap some photos. It's a challenge to stay out of the way of the work crews, so I walked up to the archery range. Right now attention is being focused on roads and campsites so this area is not a priority.

For whatever reason, it seems this hillside took a particular beating. There are standing trees in the background, however the trees you see in the foreground are not only downed but uprooted. Lots and lots of them, like a swath was taken right across that hillside.

But most shocking is that this kind of damage is not isolated. It's around every corner. The crews here are working ever so hard and making great progress but obviously it can't all be addressed. I can't imagine how many years it will take for nature to restore herself to previous splendor. Probably not in my lifetime!


Here's a typical roadside scene. This beautiful old cedar got a good pruning in order to clear the roadway. Behind is lots more that will lie, at least for the time being.

Nevertheless, the woods are coming to life with spring beauty and here are a couple of uplifting glimpses.



The thrilling beauty of rebirth . . .








So - enough camp talk! On to sewing . . .

Here are a couple more baby gift items from Lyndsay's shower that I promised I would show.


Diaper bag made for my mom to give (Daddy is a trucker, can you tell?!).





And here is a photo album that was my dad's gift.


Are you photo over-loaded?!

Hope your day is a good one!

8 comments:

Pam said...

Hope you are enjoying your time in Kentucky!! I loved the picture of Rudy and the Winnebago.

Hey Harriet said...

That bushland area looks to be quite a challenge! I love those little treaures that you created!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Lots of work ahead for everyone -- stay safe :) Your creations are beautiful as always! Did you bring your machine with you?

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