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Posts tagged “tree

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November 30, 2014

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November 26, 2014

The singing Christmas tree at Kingsway Garden Mall.

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November 19, 2014

Yarn bombing.

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October 14, 2014

Gorgeous fall colours!

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September 17, 2014

Fall has arrived.

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July 20, 2014

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July 17, 2014

Today’s picture looks pretty uninteresting. And it kinda is, at least until you hear the back story.

Today has been a wet, rainy, stormy grey day in Edmonton. But, with most storms, comes lightning, and this stump is all that now remains of a tree that was stuck by lightning in Old Strathcona. I learned about this tree this afternoon through the Global News story. It was surprising for a couple of reasons, the first being that you rarely see stories of lightning strikes in urban areas. The second, because it happened only 3 blocks from where I live!

After work I walked up in the light rain to get a picture. I knew the cross streets but was unsure I was going the right direction down 85 Ave until I saw bits of bark and tree shred up and scattered across the sidewalk. The city has done a great job of cleaning up any hazards and will soon, I’m sure, put a new tree in to grow tall and majestic┬álike it’s neighbours.

Today’s picture is of what remains of a once great tree and serves as a reminder that, even in the heart of the city, Mother Nature is closer than you think.

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