My brother-in-law in Vancouver (thanks Darryl!) just sent me this link to a Flickr site with a series of pictures from the December 15th windstorm that hammered Vancouver last month. It was just one of a series of storms that blew through in a week and caused extensive damage across southern BC.
This photoset was posted by .lux (don't know his real name) and he wrote this as a preface:
(The) Most dramatic photos are of Prospect Point (pictured above).
Photos taken 17 Dec - 2 days after storm, and as bad as the mess looks in some of the photos, much of the debris had already been chainsawed and removed. Must have looked considerably worse earlier.
I know a lot of you reading this don't live near the coast and you may have wondered what all the fuss was about a few trees getting blown down in a park. But as the pictures make clear, the damage was extensive, and given Stanley Park's intimate relationship with Vancouver, the city and its residents will be a long time getting over what's happened.
On a more personal note, I hope all of you had a good holiday season and that you're ready for whatever comes your way this year. I'm looking forward to it.
Happy New Year!