Saturday, January 14, 2012

Elizabeth Park Update

Elizabeth Park lost a lot of trees in the October snow storm.  By now, most of them have been cleared.  (This photo was made at the end of December.)

The rose arbors also had a lot of damage.  Since they are about 100 years old, you can't just go to the local plant nursery to get replacements.  The Friends of Elizabeth Park have launched a fundraiser to pay for the repairs.  I made a contribution.

26 comments:

brattcat said...

this makes me so sad, jack.

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yes, that is sad. I'm sure it was so beautiful before.

VP said...

I can imagine the strenght of the storm, if it damaged trees like these...

cieldequimper said...

Always so sad to see.

During the big 1999 winter storm just after Christmas, 10000 trees fell in the park of Versailles palace...

joo said...

It's such a shame!

Kate said...

I really don't like to see tree stumps like these!

PS. I still am trying to figure out the reflection on yesterday's photo. Is it one bearer with a mirror image??

Lowell said...

This reminds me of Ocala when we moved here in 2004...right after a hurricane leveled many of the trees--especially the old water oaks.

I'm not going to comment on your balls!

Luis Gomez said...

Sad shot Jack. But well done!

Birdman said...

October snowstorm??? That just doesn't seem right at all. And that's before all the damage.

Sylvia K said...

I can only agree with the others, Jack, such a sad sight and sad to lose so many trees! Hope you have a good weekend! Stay warm!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

It's sad to see so many trees lost. Maybe when the other trees are full of leaves again it won't look like such a huge loss.

Randy said...

That's too bad. It still looks like a great place to explore.

SRQ said...

Nature has a way of rejuvenating itself. It'll be interesting to see how it looks next spring or next winter.

RedPat said...

Those were large trees! That one towards the right looks like it was ready to come down with all that rot!

Kay said...

It looks to me like the two on the right were probably ready to go. One thing that's sad is that municipal parks may pass on tree replacement programs in tough times. This has been the case in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and there are many parts of the park where older trees well past their prime have gone over in storms, leaving swaths of emptiness. Parks can intermingle young trees with older ones, but it takes a lot of foresight, planning, and funds.

CTBruce said...

Its just amazing how much damage was done by the snow storm. The more I travel around the state the more you realize the impact the storm had. I am now working in the Hartford area so maybe we will cross paths in the future.

Regina K said...

It is also so sad to loose the beauty of nature. The rose arbor is the saddest part, I love the photos I've seen of the arbors throughout the year.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Something's missing here. Right, snow! You got it early and little at all when you typically expected it. No doubt it will come.

Halcyon said...

That's a shame. I do love seeing this park though. It's beautiful in any season. :)

Lynette said...

The weather has such a variety of impacts, no matter the place or the season.

jennyfreckles said...

Sad to see, but we know nature regenerates amazingly fast.

Lorelle said...

It is sad to see the destruction of a big storm, but its how nature works and in time things will grow back.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It is horrible when big mature trees are struck down like this, only goes to make you realise the power of mother nature!

Nathalie said...

How sad that the park lost so many trees...

imajoebob said...

It will cost Friends of Elizabeth Park $35,000 just to fix the rose arbors. Then they'll look into removing stumps and replacing some trees.

Visit them here

Susie said...

http://www.courant.com/community/west-hartford/hc-elizabeth-park-rose-arches-pictures,0,4082026.photogallery