Monday, September 30, 2013

She's A Blowin'!

We had a really bad windstorm last night! There have been worse here in Campbell River but we have usually been down south when they happened. Last night we were kept awake by Norma's rose bushes slapping the side of the house and the wind chimes going wild. I finally got up at about 2:00, got the ladder and took the wind chimes down.

While I was getting the ladder from the workshop I aimed the flashlight around the yard and noticed Norma's 15 foot high willow tree laying on the ground. It landed on the lawn where it did no damage so we just left it till morning. A closer inspection this morning shows the root ball is still intact and in the piece of ground it had lifted with it when it fell. We will try to lift it back up and tie it to the fence. Maybe it will survive, willows are pretty hardy. It was nice because it hid the neighbor's ugly shed from view.

Here is the view down the driveway yesterday afternoon before the wind really started and a shot of the downed tree. Norma is going to phone Beau, her lawn guy, to come and help us stand it up.



9 comments:

  1. That was quite the storm. We had lots of lightening and thunder between 2 & 3 AM and of course the winds but not as bad as you. Good idea re putting the tree back up. I suggest staking it very thoroughly so it will stay in place during the winter storms. We have a touch of snow in the mountains now.

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  2. Sounds like it's just about time to head south!

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  3. Huge storm here over the weekend too...nice to see your ocean view..would you remind Norma to take the time and put out some apples for my friends!!!!! Cheers les

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  4. It blew hard here in the Lower Mainland too, Croft. No downed trees.....but we're hoping you can resurrect yours and that it will survive the downfall.

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  5. It's so green! Between the pics you and Kevin post I can't wait to see Canada!

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  6. Like you said those willow trees are pretty hardy. Get it back upright and stake it down good.

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  7. It blew pretty good here the other night as well but we didn't even lose power which is a miracle.

    I had to laugh and hope your neighbour (ugly shed!) doesn't read your blog!

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