Saturday, September 08, 2012

Wild Windy Day


This T Rex looking  tree branch was ripped off one of our over 100 year old Maple Trees Today.. No harm to property or person.  But the tree is looking a lot slimmer.

Another view

And a long shot showing how this giant piece goes way down the hill and had been very tall before this afternoon.  I was inside the dining room right next to where the tree went down and never heard a sound of the tree falling since the wind was roaring so loudly.

But all is well now.  The storm is over and we expect a sunny day tomorrow.!!  And a lot of unexpected firewood.

13 comments:

  1. Wow....frightening pictures! Glad no one was hurt! Winds and rain were bad in Northern Virginia, too...stay safe!

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    1. Thanks for the good wishes. I was so relieved when the storm was over.

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  2. A scary sight indeed... there was a lot of potential for disaster in this storm; hope everyone escaped harm. A shame about your beautiful tree, Mary.

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  3. Glad everyone is alright. Such a shame about your tree and all that history. Is there any way to use the wood for jewelry as a way for memory?

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    1. What a great idea to use some of the maple in a piece of jewelry. I will definitely do that.

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  4. So sorry to see that your tree was hurt but grateful that you, your family, and your house are fine.

    I was wondering about the same thing EB Bead mentioned. Maybe you could make a few items from some of the wood. A slice of maple sandwiched between copper sheet with tree cut-outs would be great riveted together to make a pendant!

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    1. I love your idea for commemorating this honorable and majestic tree. Thanks so much.

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  5. Gosh that looks like a close shave - thank heavens no-one was hurt. It's always sad to see old trees damaged like that but it's nature's way I guess.

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    1. Thanks so much Lesley. I feel oh so lucky. Sadly these trees which line our long driveway are slowly dying but they are all very old. We have planted some new ones to take their place as Maples are such wonderful trees.

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  6. Yikes, a huge limb down is always a bit of a scare when you see how big it is. Glad it fell in a safe direction. That was a crazy, windy day, wasn't it? We were over the border here at a local county fair; lots of signs, coverings, rides were affected.

    I guess you have to thank the wind for the lovely firewood for next year.
    Andrea

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  7. Hi Andrea, It sure was much bigger and longer than I would have imagined from looking up at it. But now it is half way to the river!! We are grateful for the easy firewood. Just waiting for the leaves to fall off so cutting it up will be easier. Always so good to hear from you.

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