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.


Jeane said...

bummer! glad you weren't hurt!

Crystal said...

Oh my gosh Mary! I'm so glad you are alright!

Carol Wiebe said...

Narrowly avoided is still avoided!

It's always sad to see a tree down, but it sounds like you had issues with this tree from past experiences. So, if it was either you or the tree, we are glad you are still standing!