Wednesday, June 13, 2012
After the Storm
This is the last photo I took yesterday as a stormed rolled in from the North. As you can see, my security light, on one of the out buildings, thought it was night and turned on automatically.
The good news is we got some much needed rain, although it was a hard driving rain.
Smoky, in his nonchalant way, is helping me check for any damage.
Pot plants took the biggest hit with the strong winds.....
But righted, everything seems to be OK.
Lawn chairs were overturned.
I guess the most damage was to the tender growth on the pecan trees. It means there will be less mature pecans at the end of the season.
Clean-up is scheduled for later today before the temperatures soar back into the 90's. This is a small price to pay for the much needed rain....
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Good you got rain and I'm so glad that Smoky help you.ReplyDelete
Hello Elna...Smoky is a real trooper when it comes to helping!Delete
Your place is breathtaking! Storm damage is nothing to scoff at - we've had some real doozies here with limbs and branches down and scattered all over our 2.5 acres - a HUGE mess to clean up. Hope you get it done before the searing heat returns!ReplyDelete
I actually had a lot of small limbs after I started looking closer. A couple of tops off the rain barrels also came off. Anything loose was blown half-way to the front gate.Delete
Smoky is a little braveheart isn't he. The majority of my cats hide away for a while after a storm.ReplyDelete
Smoky lives outside....in the barn. But, first thing this morning, he was at the back door waiting for me.Delete
So glad you got some rain and that the storm wasn't too damaging. We had our storm about 11pm last night. We were without power for 14 hours, but we're so glad for the rain-it was torrential! We ended up with about an inch and half. There are some downed small limbs as well. Here's hoping the rains will continue for all of our state!ReplyDelete
Hi Jan....Oh my goodness! My electricity just blinked a couple of times. With the high temperatures, the moisture dries up so quickly.Delete
I admire the lovely landscaping around your place. Glad you didn't have any damage.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ms Sparrow. I was very lucky yesterday.Delete
I would gladly send you more rain, if you send some sunshine:-D!ReplyDelete
Hi Susan.....my eyes are closed real tight, and I'm wishing, wishing!Delete
Glad you didn't have too much damage. I love that gate and your landscaping/yard look great!ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy...I found that gate in a junk shop...lucky me!Delete
Hopefully, not to much damage. Hoping Smoky will be of good help.ReplyDelete
Hello Rachel....For some much driving rain, the damage was minimal!Delete
Glad to hear all is well after the storm................I have one eye on my knitting and the other on the river at the end of my road, which seems to be rising hourly..........hopefully our little towns flood defences will hold fast.............one bright spot, the garden is so lush and green with all the rain we've had over the past month.ReplyDelete
Hello Lily....I've heard about your rains, too! Hopefully you won't have any flooding.Delete
It still looks beautiful - so glad you didn't suffer too much damage in the storm. Like Ms Sparrow, I am admiring the landscaping, it all flows so wonderfully. With Smoky in charge you'll soon get it all to rights.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Elaine....all is well, but I had more limbs down than I first thought. Nothing serious.Delete
Thankfully you are ok Meggie, that is the main thing.It must be quite scary when something like that happens.ReplyDelete
Hi Anne....It is not uncommon to see weather like this, but I never take it for granted. I have a safe place in the farmhouse where I go when a storm blows in. Tornadoes are always a worry for me since I'm high on a hill.Delete
You must have gotten the little bits of yellow and red going over you. Nothing here, but it sure was muggy today!ReplyDelete
All of a sudden we have had a lot of rain too....sorry about your damage!ReplyDelete
I'm glad the storm wasn't too severe! We had a wee bit of rain, but need much more. Don't want storms, the threat of tornadoes always seems to be there anytime it storms anymore.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the rest of your week!