Published 9:30 am Friday, June 17, 2011
A person can follow the path of the storm cells that produced tornadoes last June by looking for trees like these through rural Freeborn County. They stand out like sore thumbs because they are ugly, telling and beautiful all at the same time. They are ugly for being deformed. Telling for how they got that way, and beautiful for surviving and bearing green leaves this spring. What’s more is that many people who lived through the tornado love their trees that lived through it, too, no matter what shape they are in now.