So, the other night a ridiculous storm that lasted only a few minutes wreaked havoc all over Pittsburgh’s south hills. With the electric out and not much else to do, the fun thing for us to do when it’s light out & no longer raining is to go to the park with a camera. I got some interesting shots of the storm damage as darkness fell, and we ran into a bunch of people in the park from the surrounding area, and we were all quite talkative.
(Is it odd that we have a regular “routine” for when the power goes out?)
One young man was walking his dog, and I got a few pics of the dog that he said he’d like to see. No problem, right? I asked him to write down his email address.
In hindsight, I have no idea why I don’t think like it’s the 2010s and just put information like this in my phone that’s always in my pocket.
Why is that an issue? Well, this is what I got…
I’d certainly like to email the kid the photos… hopefully they have power by now too. I just really have no idea what that says… other than “@msn.com”. I think.
I’d appreciate any help/suggestions that you may have!
If you’re interested in taking a look at my photos, you can check them out on Photobucket:
Here’s a weird bug, a tree that just needed to sit for a minute, the dog, and a shot that isn’t storm damage, but I like it anyway:
If you live in the ‘Burgh, you know we got some serious storm winds & some damage on Friday afternoon. The storm hit one of my favorite places to take photos, Dormont Park. So, of course I got some pictures of some trees knocked over and a utility pole down.
To see the whole album, check it out in slideshow or grid form. We were without power for about a day and a half… and no damage was done to our place, so it could have been a lot worse. I just thought the twisted broken trees made for some good photo subjects.
I reported the downed utility pole to Duquesne Light on Saturday right after I saw it… went back to look around today, it was still down… no caution tape or anything up, so I called the Dormont police. Hopefully they send someone in to clean up, there’s usually a decent amount of people in the park, hope no one would come across the stuff & get hurt.
Also, in the same set of photos… nothing really to do with the storm, we hit up Chick-fil-A for breakfast & the use of a power outlet to charge our phones on Saturday morning as our power was out, I happened to have my camera in the car… I saw some kind of hawk or falcon on a light pole near the Chick-fil-A in South Hills. At first I thought it was an owl, upon a second glance I really wasn’t sure at all.
Anyone know what it is?