The Basketball Backstop is in the Garden Again!

The CNN Report


This basketball backstop was pushed into the garden by Typhoon TALIM last night.


This overview shot shows where the backstop came from. It normally rests against the low brick wall beside the pathway, and the front legs are positioned just about where the person riding the bicycle is. This backstop is so heavy that I cannot budge it 1cm.


After being pounded for like 18 hours, the eye passed over us and the sun came out. The air was clearer than I have ever seen it here. Then, an hour later it got cloudy again and a light shower fell. However, after traversing our Central Mountain Range, TALIM lost a lot of its power. Our mountains tend to scrub the life out of typhoons that dare to cross them.

The above shot shows the rain bands, now disorganized, as the eyewall makes it way out into the Taiwan Straight.


Here you can see part of the Central Mountain Range and how the clouds are stuck to them. Also notice how the valley is filled with mist.


This panorama I shot from the roof shows a large portion of the mountain range, right after the typhoon came through.

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3 comments

  1. You need a before picture of that basketball backboard so I can see the previous position.

  2. The eye of the storm is cloudly. I thought you were supposed to see all the way to the sky without clouds in an eye.

  3. That is not a shot of the interior of the eye. As I said: “The above shot shows the rain bands, now disorganized, as the eyewall makes it way out into the Taiwan Straight.” I went outside after the eye passed to check out the intensity of the back side of the storm. It was significantly reduced. At this writing, (13:55 local time) it looks like any other cloudy day, with mild winds and light rain.

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