Last Friday our area had a fast-moving storm that had lots of lightning, rain, and wind. For some people, "wind" meant hurricane-force straight line winds that tore the roofs off of mobile homes. The worst of it hit in the area near Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.
We drove over there this morning to do a walk on their 7 mile long tram road. They told us that today was the first day they were open since the storm. There was a lot of wind damage, and they weren't using the tram yet, but it was open for walkers.
|It's not usual to see a piece of cactus stuck in a tree.|
|One of the fallen limbs in the road--there were a lot|
|Walking around another fallen limb|
|Older mesquites had a lot of damage|
|This tree was just encrusted with tiny snails.|
|There was downed wood at the river bank, too, but nothing else really. The water looked high--|
that green blob appears to be a bush that is surrounded by water. (Yes, this is looking across the border.)