Fortunately, Irene just ended up resembling a bad nor’easter, but without the cold temperatures (or snow). We had high winds from about 9:30 – 10:30am, and if they had become progressively worse (as was predicted), it could have been pretty ugly. Didn’t turn out that way thankfully. In fact, it looks very clean out there. Still some clean up is needed:
Presumably, they’re slurping stuff out, and not putting stuff in? Lots of busted up trees:
Kinda sucks because that tree was planted in memoriam. The Public Garden wasn’t hit too bad–unlike last year’s summer storms, the really big trees survived. Still lots of cleaning up to do:
Some of the pretty plants in the Garden didn’t fare too well. Before:
But not every tree in the Garden got off scot free either:
And another one is damaged:
Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!
Back in Commonwealth Park, two more split trees:
I saw this morning that the tree in front of Old South Church got crushed–amazingly, the scaffolding surrounding the ongoing repair survived:
Finally, still more people on Commonwealth Avenue who don’t understand that watering the lawn thing very well:
Overall, it could have been much, much worse in the Back Bay.