Windy here!!

mizellie(z7 Al)May 12, 2006

I woke to a surprise this morning. It was a good thing I wasn't awake when it happened, I would have been terrified.

I told my dh that God was clearing some trees for sunny dls spots.. Take a look....Ellie

There are two trees involved an neither one of them are small....

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flower_lover5(z6 IL)

Oh my gosh, Ellie!!!! I hope those trees didn't hit any buildings, cars or flower beds. Looks like somebody has their work cut out for them. But at least you're looking on the bright side - less shade, more daylily room :)

    Bookmark   May 12, 2006 at 12:30PM
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mizellie(z7 Al)

Yep. If it had hit something, the insurance would cover it but as it is, they won't. You know how insurance co. are especially State Farm. I am definitly gonna change co's when it is due this fall..

I have a pic of a pretty red maple that the morning sun was hitting.. Take a look. Ellie

Brooke, here is a pic of the seedling from Green Piecrust. If I had stood back farther, you would have to look at a pic. with lots of oak debris. The leaves are about 8 or 9 inches across....Ellie

    Bookmark   May 12, 2006 at 12:42PM
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highjack(z6 KY)

Windy here too Ellie and cold. It is supposed to be that way for the next few days. Thankfully, not as windy as your place.

Love the hosta seedling and can see the GPC influence. Right now all my hosta are covered with old tree blooms of all type. Too cold to hose them off, they can stay that way for a while.

Your red maple must be related to my old Japanese maple. Here is the close up of the JM with the seed on the tree - the blooms are laying on the hosta.

In trying to give perspective to the size of this old tree, I raised the camera to the sky and shot a picture straight up. I am 5'3" tall so you can tell this tree is about 30' tall. It was maybe, 6 or 7' when I moved here.

It's best friend, a green JM was the same height when we moved here but it got hit by a big ice storm 3-4 years ago and is only about half the size now. Hubby wanted to take it out but I won't let him. The tree is surviving and can continue to live as long as it wants.

Crack out the chain saw Ellie - do you have a fireplace?


    Bookmark   May 12, 2006 at 1:15PM
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Yikes!!! Tuff way to get a sunny spot. lol Glad you suffered no damage other than the trees.

The weather is beautiful here. I cannot remember an early/mid May this nice. It is cool (70s), a little breeze, cloudy some days, rains 2 or 3 days and VERY IMPORTANTLY no mosquitoes. I am expecting them most any day, now that we have finally had some rain.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2006 at 5:01PM
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mizellie(z7 Al)

Well, there was too much shade in the back yard anyway. Not any more though.

I didn't get a chance to get a closeup of the Japanese maple, brooke. maybe tomorrow. It is still a small tree, ( 8 or 9 ft.) but can hardely wait for it to grow up.

There is losts of debris in the back yard but how strange is it that when that tree fell it missed a shed ( needs to come down ) the barn, one of my pink dogwoods and our Tank commercial lawn mower. It ( they ) could have hit any or all of these things. Reckon God was in control of things??? I can build a flower bed in the middle of the back yard as soon as I finish the 2 small and 1 large one in the front. Lol..Got my work cut out for me....Ellie

    Bookmark   May 12, 2006 at 10:38PM
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numama(z7 AR)

OH MY! These pics are much clearer than the one you sent me! I sure am GLAD God had things under doubt! So who gets to run the chainsaw? Connie and I saw what appeared to be some tornado damage on our trip home in southwest Arkansas...A HUGE tree had fallen right through the middle of a house that I hope and pray nobody was in when it happened. I hear the weather was pretty severe in Arkansas while we were gone.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2006 at 11:40PM
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mizellie(z7 Al)

BTW, we measured the tree ( oak ) at the base of the trunk. Nine and a half feet around.. Still cutting up limbs. Haven't even started the trunk. Need firewood???? Ellie

    Bookmark   May 20, 2006 at 10:09AM
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highjack(z6 KY)

Ellie you need to invest in a woodburning furnace - you have a two year supply from that one tree!


    Bookmark   May 20, 2006 at 6:06PM
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