Thursday, June 24, 2010

Heavy Weather

Heavy, heavy hangs over my head!  This huge branch hangs over my barn, and with each big storm I fear coming outside to discover it's cracked.

Not this time!  Some big willow branches did come down, however.  It's a magnificent old tree, look how huge the trunk is (below).  But willow branches are notoriously weak.  Any big wind and snap snap snap!  Last night once again we were visited with a 80 mph sustained gust.  That's hurricane force.

The storm scared the pets.  Oskar cuddled with me on the couch, and I got to do a good deal of brushing on him in preparation for his surgery today.  But we'd all rather have skipped it!

When will things dry up so that my vegetable garden can grow as lush as the window boxes?!


1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Okay, I must have missed something. Surgery? Hope he's okay.

We have an oak in the big part of our yard that loses really huge limbs all the time. Several of the limbs have killed some of my fruit trees, flower beds when they fell.

I hate to have it cut down cause its been there for ages. But am also scared of coming home and finding horses in the road one day cause it or a limb takes down the fence.....