Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Then



See that big beautiful oak tree covered in snow....


 This is tonight after a ferocious line of storms came through.    Somewhere under that mess is my wheelbarrow.  This giant of a tree took a few other trees with it as it fell.  



 I took this from the front yard one winter morning at sunrise a few years ago and you can see the tree towering over the house.   It must have been 60 to 70 feet tall.

And just a few weeks ago when I was 'hosting' the bees, Mighty Mr. Oak was there.  


This photo is from almost the same position tonight.  


 Before/above and after/below
 That horizontal piece on the 4 by 4 archway is probably 6 1/2 feet high.


We were so fortunate.   I have never experienced a storm like tonight's.   Hopefully all my friends have faired well too.   I am seeing on FB some are without power and trees are down all over the community.    For me, I am thankful that myself and my neighbors, no one was hurt.   We lost a bit of siding  and the deck chairs are in the pool but all is well.   I just stepped outside a few minutes ago and all I could hear was chain saws.   I texted my children and told them about the oak tree and my eldest's comment was.....how will we find out way home now.   When they were small and would get lost in the 10 acre field behind our property I told them just find the tallest tree and that was home.   They will all be traveling home for the Fourth of July and it will be a shocker for them to see in person.  My backyard is going to be shaking in baking this summer without the shade of the oak.....and possibly a few less squirrels.......hmmmmm, that could be a plus.  

10 comments:

Daniela Bencúrová said...

It's a pity he was so gorgeous and huge!
Fortunately did not fall on a house, that would be terrible!
Greetings!

Robin said...

Oh my goodness, how very scary! I am glad no one was hurt.

Robin in Virginia

Terri said...

I'm glad the damage to the house was minor and that no one was hurt. So sorry about the tree! It was a beautiful tree.

Teresa S. said...

Glad to hear you are all safe.

Miss Amy said...

:(

Anna van Schurman said...

Ugh! SO sad to lose such a tree but good that no harm was done. Those storms were something else. We lost power briefly, but campus is still out and so are the roads that lead here.

diamondc said...

Robin: What a blessing no one was hurt, I am sad you lost the very large tree.
Than-you for the snow shot, giggles.

Blessings
Catherine

Mary said...

Oh my, what a loss Robin. Thank goodness your home wasn't damaged. Funny how things like trees are almost like family members and when they're damaged or fail it truly is a loss for you. We've lost several over the years during hurricane season. I still miss them!

Lynn said...

Wow!! That was some storm. Sorry about the tree but glad you are safe.

Melody said...

Wow, that was a big tree to come down! I'm glad it didn't fall on your house. I'm sure it will look a lot different without it there.