The one below was easy -- it's the big tree across the street from me that had a huge limb come off that almost fell on my Miss Ruby. The other car wasn't there when it happened and the limb landed in the street. The next day an "entrepreneur" appeared with a pickup truck and chainsaw and cut off all the parts that were good for fire wood and left. Compared to others' damage, it wasn't a very big deal. The big white house lost a bunch of shingles from their brand new roof.
I then went wandering through the 'hood looking for worse damage and found it a couple blocks away. Two enormous, beautiful trees were struck down leaving a huge mess as you can see below. Ken, the owner, and his dad were working in the yard and trying to do some cleanup. He still doesn't have power and when the power company came out to inspect his damage, they disconnected his telephone line, too and told him he'd have to get an electrician before they'd restore his power. We agreed that that was pretty lousy. I discovered that he didn't know about the neighborhood association and told him all about it and he said he was interested. I duly noted his address so they would receive the newsletter. I'm getting prints made of the photos I took and will take a set to him.
When I got back to Lynda's house she was delighted with the pictures and we talked about the association could do to help when disasters occur and decided it was a topic for our next meeting. Between Ike and the hailstorm back in August, we've had a hell of a summer that's taken quite a toll on the 'hood! And winter's coming! Sighhhhhhhhhh.