Wednesday, June 3, 2009

After the Storm.

Last night, around dinnertime, we had a terrific storm blow through. I was outside watering the roses, talking to a friend on my cell phone. My phone died while I was talking, so I sat in the Jeep with my phone plugged into the charger to finish our conversation. While I was there, the wind and rain started.

We have three huge oak trees in our front yard. No one doubts that these trees predate the Civil War, so they have probably been a part of this property since the beginning. The center tree now has no top.

Storm Damage

The wind was frightening. Straight-line winds coming from the northwest, rocking the Jeep, and damaging our trees. I saw it all happen.

Storm Damage

Storm Damage

Steve and a couple of friends are going to get out later this morning, and cut up and remove the debris. I will call a tree company later, to have them tidy up the torn parts of the tree itself.

All the roses (the ones in the garden and the potted ones for sale) are fine. The tree was our only damage.


  1. That storm kept me up all night! The cats were having a fit...

    My family and I are looking forward to The opening!

  2. Connie,

    I'm so sorry. I guess it's a sign of a major transition, though I would have hoped the point could have been made more gently!

    Hope all goes well...Chris

  3. Empathy comes easily on this one, Connie: take a look here:

    I’ll be moving wood for the rest of my life probably.


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