Monday, 30 December 2013

The Power of the Wind

The power of the wind is clearly visible in the neighbouring nature reserve here in Hittarp. After the latest storm a couple of weeks ago, there are tens of fallen trees, which - if they do not obstruct paths - will be left untouched.

I have passed the pine below hundreds of times on my walks in the nature reserve. It was quite a sturdy and healthy looking tree, but still it surrendered to the storm force wind blowing from the Sound side:

Birches seem to have adapted better to the forces of nature. At least those located close to the beach grow in a way that can take quite a lot of stormy weather:

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