picture of the park across the road from me on the 22nd of December 2013

My Crystal Palace – 22 Dec 2013

Video taken at just after 11:30AM on 22 Dec 2013. Hydro is out at the time of shooting this thus the constant beeping from my computer backup in the background.

Called this My “Crystal Palace” because everything looks like crystal outside today. It looks like something you would see in a fairy tale… minus all the tree limbs down, of course. Lots of damage for all of us to clean up after this storm.

My backyard is a disaster area with limbs that shattered on impact. Garage and bird building roofs are covered in fallen branches. What a mess!
22 Dec 2013 - back yard

Hydro went down at around 9:30AM this morning, and was back on again around 12:30PM. Last year, I lost hydro for over 4 hours on Christmas eve while cooking a Christmas dinner for friends 🙁 …so I’m VERY glad the outage was shorter this year!

How was the weather out your way today?

Comments below, will be greatly appreciated!

UPDATE:
Dec 24, 2013 – More branches are down from yesterday and today. Don’t THINK they’ve caused damage to my buildings… sure hope not. Boy, do we ALL have MAJOR cleaning up to do come spring. Job to have this next year — tree trimmer!

Here’s what my back yard looks like now
23 Dec 2013 back yard

About the Author Trish

Given my passion for genealogy, is it any wonder that I eventually wanted to publish my work? Learning to use a personal computer was a natural step once I was introduced it in the 1990s. Then the internet offered a second means to "publish" and now, here I am with a personal blog.

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8 comments
Jamie says June 13, 2016

Thanks for sharing Trish

awesome storm…i imagine how much fun u have. i read above comments but we all know snow n storm come with little bit unconscious but still people like it and enjoy its beauty!!

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    Trish says June 13, 2016

    Thank you for commenting Jamie. Glad you enjoyed the video. For us, the ice storm caused much havoc and damage that year.

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Mohammed says July 8, 2014

The tree doesn’t belong to me. There are 3 major branches that need to be removed before next winter so hopefully the tree will be better balanced. Thankfully the neighbour had done a MAJOR trimming of both trees along side my home else damages might have been a lot more severe.

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    Trish says July 14, 2014

    Luck you Mohammed. Nice to have neighbours who care about their property. I'm as fortunate as you are. My neighbours came to my back yard in the spring and cleaned up all the branches. I only had to clean up the smaller broken branches that easily fit into paper bags along with the leaves that accumulated over the autumn. My garage roof suffered 3 holes and they too were fixed in the spring for only $300, so I consider my self VERY fortunate. I have yet to fix up the damages done to my fence, but that too will get done soon. Thank YOU for dropping by and commenting Mohammed, hope you'll stop in regularly.

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Bec says May 20, 2014

Hi Trish, wow what a storm..a bittersweet day I am sure…Beautiful in so many ways, but damaging and I imagine the aftermath wasn't much fun!
Thanks for sharing.

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    Trish says June 1, 2014

    Thank you for dropping by and commenting Bec.

    It was scary to witness, and pricy to recover from. Luckily, it has cost me only about $4,200 out-of-pocket (so far) to repair damages done. Other property owner's suffered much worse than I did.

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Lloyd aka YsFLy says January 2, 2014

Hey Trish,
Looks like io,io,and off to work you go. Hope you have a wood burner at home and at least the poor trees suffering won't be total loss, LOL.
Regarding this page… What is it ? Could you make a descriptive vid when you get a chance. Also~ Google has made a HELL of change to YouTube, mess i T'ink, but maybe that's because I don't understand how to use it, so maybe you can also take a look at that, if you understand it that is.

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    Trish says January 2, 2014

    Hi Lloyd,

    The tree doesn't belong to me. There are 3 major branches that need to be removed before next winter so hopefully the tree will be better balanced. Thankfully the neighbour had done a MAJOR trimming of both trees along side my home else damages might have been a lot more severe.

    Nope, I don't own a wood burning stove. Open fires make me nervous 🙂 so will simply take the lumber to my neighbour whose tree this is and he will have one of his family use the wood for their stove. Nice when neighbours work together like we do. Makes me want to live here forEVER 🙂

    Are you asking me to put text below the video embedded above Lloyd? If so, the text around the video is more than what I said while filming this. Too bad the cameras could not capture the real beauty that our own eyes witnessed with the ice like it was. It truly looked awesome… though, yes, treacherous.

    Send me your YouTube link from here and I will GLADLY offer you suggestions Lloyd. By placing a link here, you'll give your YouTube account some klout by giving it a backlink. You know, SEO 🙂

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