Tuesday, April 5, 2011

4/6 Outdoor Wednesday # 117

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Everyone that travels I-75 South through Central Georgia is familiar with “Big Peach” just north of exit 149 on the east side of the interstate in Byron, Georgia.

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Thunderstorms and high winds tore through the area early this morning and took the giant peach down. To be honest, I never really paid it much attention but I think I will notice that it is missing. I hope that someone puts it back up. Going to and through Byron won’t be the same without it.

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46 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That's just sad. Funny how we take certain things for granted but then realize we miss them when they're gone. :-(
    I hope someone does put it back up.

    Well....I finally managed to do something outdoors so I could do an Outdoor Wednesday :-)
    It's been a while. Thanks for hosting!

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  2. Hey Susan, I sure hope they put it back together or make a new one and put it back up!I driven past the big peach also,it will be missed!
    We had alot of wind in southeast GA,broke one of my Loblolly pines down in the yard,I posted about my "broken pine tree crosses"!Hope you will visit Lazy on Loblolly and check it out.
    ~JO
    Lazy on Loblolly

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  3. Oh, the poor poor Peach.... not sure if I should laugh or cry?
    We got the tail end of the same storm this morning.. like whip lash it came roaring through Tampa Bay.
    Sandy

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  4. With all this silly rain and cold weather, I haven't been outside.... but thankfully I have enough outdoor views inside to enjoy it just the same!

    Blessings,

    Sarah

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  5. It's the first time I heard about it since I don't live in the States. That is so sad though. I hope someone will fix it soon!

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  6. Hope no one was hurt when the giant peach fell..

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  7. Oh no! I hope they put it back up!!! Thanks so much for the party!

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  8. Storms all over last night! Thanks for hosting the party!

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  9. sad to hear about it...the thunder storm ruined the giant peach post...good thing no one was hurt there...
    linked up my post...

    have a great Wednesday!

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  10. Oh the poor peach! We had that same system & had power outages & trees down.

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  11. How sad! There have been a lot of storms around our area the last few days or so. Looks like you may have gotten what we just had.. I hope someone puts it back up. Thank you for hosting each week. hugs ~lynne~

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  12. OH NO, The Peach has to go back up, its a landmark so travelers can find their way..........Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  13. Yes! I saw that many storms ripped through the midwest and eastern states, over 1.300 of them. It was a record. That is sad that a land mark is taken out. I hope they put it back up as well. I have never driven by it as I live in the PNW. But it would be cool to drive by it.
    Blessings

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  14. We had the same storms come through last night.
    There is a large peach water tank off of I-85 in Gaffney SC... lots of peach farms in that area. Like you I forget it's there.

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  15. What a shame. We had the same storms go through us in western NC last night and they were really bad. I hope they had it insured or can rebuild.

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  16. That's so sad.Hope it gets fixed.Glad no one was injured

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  17. Susan, high winds here on Monday. Hope they put the peach back up. It looks to be a great landmark. Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

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  18. Oh this is sad, Susan! I hope it will be reconstructed again. It was a fun landmark!
    ♥ Pat

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  19. Oh no!! That Peach is such a landmark. I went to the Antique shop there just last year. I do hope they put it back up.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  20. That's quite a sight. Hope no one got hurt. Must have been quite a storm!

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  21. Thanks for hosting Susan.
    So sorry for that mess of a storm.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  22. Feel so sad about that!

    My first time to join Outdoor Wednesday! Come and visit my fun blog!

    World of Vhincci

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  23. While I have never seen the Big Peach I am very familiar with it. I have family in Georgia and that peach shows up in a lot of their photos.

    Everyone involved in this horrible storm certainly has my prayers. Our area of Missouri was on the receiving end of similar storms a few weeks ago. We still have many roofs wearing blue tarps, broken signs and downed trees that have not been taken care of.

    I am starting to believe that someone above is trying to send the whole world a message by using the forces of Mother Nature. Perhaps it's time we started to listen.

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  24. how sad, but it seems like it is spoiled so it will probably not come up again. :(

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  25. Oh that is sad. I grew up in Georgia but left the state in 1983 before the peach was erected so I've never seen it. I do hope it gets put back up.

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  26. I usually backpack across the world. So, here are my set of pictures from my backpacking trip to Karnataka, India.

    And, thanks for managing an awesome collection of blogs :)

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  27. what a shame. With costs being what they are nowadays it would be surprising if it is put back up. So many people being laid off no one has the money for that kind of stuff. We have all had the craziest of weather these past few years.

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  28. I wonder if they will fix it. Wow, nice capture.

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  29. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

    Jan Halvard,
    norwegian
    ¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

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  30. Oh, that downed peach looks so sad. Isn't if funny how we can pass by something so many times and just stop noticing it - until it's gone! Deep... Thanks for sharing!

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  31. It was scary all over the south wasn't it.I do hope they fix the peach back the way it was. Thanks for hosting.

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  32. I hate to see landmarks like this destroyed...you will really miss it, I hope they fix it soom. Thank you for hosting.

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  33. I am sure the Big Peach will go back up so we can enjoy it.

    So glad to join you today for Outdoor Wednesday

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  34. Yikes!! What a sight!!
    Thanks for the link up: hopefully some calmer days in store!! Wind can be scary!!

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  35. that is huge!!!! must have been strong winds!

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  36. Another reason that I don't like wind! Give me rain, snow, sun and frost, but I don't like the wind!
    Hope it is returned to it's former glory!
    Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday so faithfully!

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  37. Oh, no! Wow! We had the strongest winds and rain that I can recall that night. We lost a small holly tree. There were a few large trees uprooted - one fell through the center of a house - no one lived there. The roof of a convenience store was blown off - but, through all that, I don't think anyone was hurt.
    I hope they rebuild the Peach too!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  38. How sad... I hope someone hoists up the peach before it goes to mush.

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  39. OH, that's too bad! I hope they can replace it. We have one here in Gaffney, SC. It's a landmark we all look for when we're in the area.

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  40. Wow! It seems everywhere I look, storms are doing so much damage these days. That peach was such an icon though, I can't imagine it not going back up.

    Thanks for hosting the party, Susan.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  41. I thought it was a wooden ball.

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  42. This spring is somehow capricious here in Romania, also!
    I wish you all a great week!
    My best regards from Romania!

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  43. This looks like fun, I will have to give this a shot next wednesday. Love the huge peach! I have an Aunt that live in Peach Tree City.

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