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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
. . . narrowly avoided disaster
Okay, so we had a bit of a storm Sunday night. Rain gauge shows one inch of rain, fairly high winds. Who would have thought that this would happen?
Fortunately the tree landed on a wrought iron arbor in the garden. The arbor has a bit of damage, and a red and a green smoke bush are temporarily kind of crushed under the weight of the fallen tree, but really nothing else was injured or damaged. It could have been a lot worse.
As you can see, this crazy tree came right up from the roots and upended a small birdbath. I can see a huge void under the uprooted tree, but I can't imagine what would have caused that. The situation is complicated by (a) it's a hedge tree, which is hard to cut and can and has ruined many a chain saw; and (b) the streets around our house are shut down from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for resurfacing and replacement of curbs. No one can get in or out. I may have to live with this for a while.
Just a note to anonymous from my past: email me at mary c buek (at) aol (dot) com (taking out spaces and adding appropriate punctuation. I have no idea who you are, but would really like to know. I haven't published a couple of your comments, a little private, if you know what I mean. Let's connect.