Friday, January 04, 2008

stormy weather

First: a before image... that thing that looks like a tree? On the right?
Actually ivy, grown around a 6 x 6' post. Birds & bees were wild about it, as it was frequently covered with blossoms & berries. The post was once one end of a clothesline.

It all snapped, in the near hurricane force winds of the storm last night. (See the post in 2nd pic?)
More of this ivy came down in the street in front of our neighbor's house, bringing out crews with chainsaws in the night to cut the 8" thick trunks.

So... I guess we'll be getting a chance to re-think this whole area, where we could definitely use something to block our view of that blue tarp on the neighbor's trailer...


At 10:36 AM, Blogger Mad Man Bamboo said...

We had fences blown down in our neck of the woods (Rocklin). We also had a Camphor tree that was blown to bits and is going to have to be taken down. I grow bamboo for retail sales and luckily I sustained veru litte damage, much to my surprise. I posted pictures of our damage on my blog -

Happy to see the high winds go, the rain and snow are welcome though. We sure need it!



At 12:06 PM, Blogger Crafty Gardener said...

What a shame your ivy tree was toppled in the storm. Is the root still in the ground? if so perhaps it will grow again.
Hopefully your home didn't suffer any other damage.

At 7:39 PM, Blogger chuck b. said...

Yikes. It could have been worse, tho', huh? I'm just glad it's OVER. Until the next one.

At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Melinda said...

Crazy storm, eh? I believe we're up for another front tomorrow. Amazing how much water that sky can bring down! I was afraid we'd be stuck, as a lot of roads around here were flooded. We live on a street with only one way out!

Found your blog on Blotanical - thought I'd look and see what a neighbor was up to : ). I'm in Geyserville, just a bit north of you.

At 12:34 PM, Blogger LisaBee said...

thanks y'all!
Yeah, could definitely have been worse. (sorry about your Camphor Tree, Sean. That is sad).

At some point, there was going to be debate abut the removal of that ivy tree, now-- no debate! (perhaps you can tell which side I was going to be on?)

Thanks for checking in from Geyserville, Melinda-- looks like things are pretty dramatic out your way. Looks like you guys are accomplishing quite a lot out there, for your relatively short residence in Sonoma County!!

At 5:33 AM, Blogger Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I'm so sorry about your tree. To lose a tree is such a large loss. In Oklahoma, we had some fierce storms too. We had ice storms that created so much mulch that they said on NPR we could mulch the entire state.

At 5:37 PM, Anonymous claire said...

thats very disapointing
claire maxfield

At 5:37 PM, Anonymous claire said...

thats very disapointing
claire maxfield

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Bummer! I appreciate folks that take lots of pictures because we can see the before and after of something like this. That was a heck of a storm we had a couple weeks ago, and it's howling again tonight!

Katie at GardenPunks

At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Pam/Digging said...

I'm sorry you lost a big garden feature like that. But my eye was caught by the colorful circle hanging on the wall of the shed-like building. What is that? It's very cool looking.


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