Cleaning up After the Ice Storm

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO250
“Broken Tree” Cedar Park, 2021

The ice storm in Texas is over, and fortunately the only damage we sustained was to one of the trees in our backyard. Two of it’s large branches broke under the weight of the ice so today I cleaned up the debris.

It took a few hours to cut the branches into small pieces using the hand saw and small pruners, then tie them into bundles and the work went smoothly. I ended up with 14 bundles, and now they are by the curb ready to be picked up with the trash. We’re allowed to normally put 7 pieces of trash out in addition to our large bin, but I am curious to see if they will take everything.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/6.4, 1/100 sec, ISO1600
“Big Logs” Cedar Park, 2021

I saved the larger branches and logs to use as firewood when we go camping. The firewood for sale at the park or even the supermarket can be expensive!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Firewood for Camping” Cedar Park, 2021

The damaged tree will probably have to be removed because the limbs that came down make the tree unbalanced, and I am worried that it will fall into the deck. So, when we get our trees trimmed in a couple of months, I’ll have them take that tree away.

The last picture in today’s post is of one of the last pieces of ice I found today. It’s shaped like the United States, don’t you think?

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“America-Shaped Ice” Cedar Park, 2021

I hope you had a nice Sunday! またね~

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