Today dawned windy and cloud-covered, and a cold 50 degrees to boot. The wind has not let up all day, although the clouds have cleared. I hear we may be in for a light frost tonight, and they've mentioned snow...a word I could do without right now as the apple and cherry trees are blooming along with so many other things. But that's not all the bad news. Apparently next week will continue the cold trend. I was afraid of this, with spring arriving far earlier than it should have.
There was a wild, wild storm again last night, really quite violent. I could hear booming and crashing that wasn't just the lightning and thunder. There was some heavy hail and pouring rain too. This morning this sight greeted our eyes:
This tree looked fine, but it's rotten up the center. We were lucky in that it missed the cellar house, but we see another tree right behind that building that must be cut soon or it will certainly fall on the cellar. Our good neighbor brought over a chain saw for us to use, since Larry's saw bit the dust last month, after about 33 years of service. So he's cutting up the felled giant today in between gusts of wind. And I am researching chain saws as we really can't live here without one.
This was the only damage we saw, although our neighbor said that along the 2 miles of ridge road between our homes, there were several trees that had fallen and already been cut out of the way by other neighbors, probably so the mail could get through.
And the dogwood is in bloom. I need to go for a drive just to see what's out!
Lots of debris from the big maple, but otherwise no damage. I thought I heard a branch fall last night, but apparently what I heard was that big tree.
In other news, the birdseed I ordered online came the other day and the birds are happy again.
The seedcakes should arrive next week, and that will make Mr. Noisy quiet down. He raised Cain when there's no seedcake for him.
That's really all that's going on here today. I've worked on paperwork catchup, and have done a little painting and baked bread, but that's about it. a quiet, slow day.
Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.