Sunday, August 12, 2007


Saturday morning all we could see through the patio door was leaves. We had no idea what we were looking at. The picture below has some reflection in it, but it is the best shot we have of the branches against the windows.

What's behind the green door?
Beginning to clear the deck. Remembering the deck railing that used to be at the end... totally gone.
beginning to clear

Driveway blocked by oak.

No passage

Fence on the ground under the oak.
Fence no more
We aren't even sure where this is. Huge clean-up ahead.
Branches everywhere
Don and the great local tree guy consulting. Branches on the ground everywhere.
Good conversation
The wonderful injured oak that Tree Guy will try to save.
Precious tree
Wood pile: past and future! New fallen trees across the stacked logs.
Shadows of piles and piles to be sawed and stacked


Margaret said...

I had no idea you had been having such bad weather. How frightening!But I am VERY grateful and happy that you are both safe and sound. Hope the clean-up isn't as bad as it looks from your photos. Mamma mia! Take care, Margaret (now on holiday in southern Italy)

cat said...

Hi Sunshine, how is that clean up coming along? such a big job! Glad you are all safe and well and how wonderful to have hope of saving a majestic oak!
I'm looking forward to deck cooking pics :)


Amytrigirl (aka Amybee) said...

WOW. We had a few branches down in South Minneapolis, but nothing like you had....

crazy weather!

Hope your clean up process goes well --

Look forward to reading more on your blog.

Dori said...

Every time we have strong winds, I hold my breath hoping that my trees won't fall on my house or the neighbor's car. Sorry to see the destruction, but I'm glad you and Don are OK.