Monday, February 25, 2008

The Week After

Roads are clear of debris a week after an EF-2 tornado struck the Summerfield/Ocmulgee area of Dallas County. But, acres and acres of stripped timber will bear evidence of the wind for a while.

(Notice the red dirt on the uprooted tree at left. While Dallas County is part of the Black Belt region, the northern section is red clay and hilly. There's a lot of sandy loam south of the Alabama River, but the western part has Blackland Prairie soil that is prime land for raising cattle and catfish. Then, not all Black Belt prairie soils are black. Some are gray, brown, red and white. But, that's another post for another day!)

9 comments:

Jim said...

wow, not a good sight.

Southern Heart said...

Oh wow....I hate seeing the aftermath. Memphis looked like that all over the city after "Hurricane Elvis" several years ago. It is amazing how quickly nature will repair all of that.

Chris said...

Man. . . I am amazed at the power of tornadoes. . . .

Also, I'm quite amazed at the different colors of earth. Isn't it funny how dirt can be so many different hues?

Annie said...

It breaks my heart to see the trees decapitated like that.

And, from your comment on my blog today I see that my photo is misleading. The mailbox is there to stay, it's only the old table that is waiting to be taken.

Petrea said...

Hi Ramblin' Round. Thanks for taking the trouble to shoot this. It tells the tornado story. Tornadoes are so hard to fathom, especially for those who've never experienced them. This is quite a photo.

Thanks for stopping by Pasadena Daily Photo. The best thing about that is it reminds me to come and feast my eyes here! The CDP blogs are all so good it's hard to keep up. The one who does that best is Jim, am I right?

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for visiting, Petrea. Yes, Jim does get around the CDPB! He is often the first to post a comment on this blog. Thanks, Jim!

marley said...

This photo makes you stop and think. Thanks for posting.

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Amazing photo of what took years to grow and seconds to tear apart.

Jana said...

Wow, great photo. Its amazing what mther nature can throw our way.