The fireworks moved this year, positioned behind Dominion Virginia Power's transmission line from my vantage point, I didn't mind.
Yesterday, Nature didn't wait until after dark for the fireworks. Thunderstorm in the afternoon, bent trees sideways and those that wouldn't bend broke in two. Was it a tornado? I haven't heard.
More fireworks as the primary, high-voltage lines in Charlottesville came tumbling down, shorted out, 19,000 volts to ground, 34,000 volts between phases. In the Woolen Mills Neighborhood, Franklin Street was closed! We've been praying for this street to close, 1,800+ vehicle trips per day. Quiet now, it is like a residential neighborhood!
Rained cats and dogs and transformers over near UVA.
Made a mess of the UVA lawn.
In my neighborhood people got together and talked, that wonderful coming together that accompanies stressful times.
Near UVA folks came together in a different style.
On Rose Hill Drive families moved out to their front porches, a time to be together.
The icons were unscathed
A North Carolina line crew worked all night, subcontractors for Dominion Virginia Power.
Wednesday morning, the work proceeds.
I lost the top of a silver maple and one leaf from my Kentucky Coffee Bean tree.
Fireworks and fireworks.