Thursday, January 31, 2013

One Wild Morning

Last night was a wild night here with very high winds and rain.  The rain wasn't the real issue with us - it was the wind!
When we got up at 4AM to do our bidness, it was very scary and very windy.  Mom told us to hurry so that we could get back inside and be safe and we did.   About 1/2 hour later when mom was on the computer writing to Aunt Lydia, she heard a C-R-A-C-K and then a BOOM!
These are the branches that mom heard.  It's a huge mangled mess and the only thing good about it is that it smells wonderful - like Christmas again because the tree is a pine tree. 

 This is the view from upstairs. 
 Mom and dad are cleaning for the Celebration of Life pawty on Saturday and as mom is washing windows she's stressing about that tall damaged tree top that's still hanging on .  Do you see it?

 We never saw it happen and we never heard it but when we left the barn to come back inside the house, look what was in the back yard.
That tree top fell. It wiped out our white lilac!   It's still windy here but not as bad as it was this morning.  This morning, the winds sounded like a freight train. 
The only real damage we had was this - a crushed downspout!
 We feel so very fortunate!  We did have other trees that came down but they're not close to the house and barns.  WHEW!

Look what I found on our morning walkie.  Coffee!  I carried it all the way home but never drank a drop!
This is our 1400 post!

So until next time.......

Love ya lots,
Mitch

31 comments:

SissySees said...

Thank goodness you and your home are safe, but I'm very sorry about the lilac and the other damage! We had crazy wind last night too, but Mama hasn't had time to walk the perimeter and see where the "thumps in the night" happened... the buildings and vehicles were okay!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

We had that wind too and when I walked this afternoon lots and lots of those beautiful flowers of our was blown away!! What is left will be frozen tonight!!!
So sorry you had a tree fall but thank goodness it didn't hurt more then it did!!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That wind was scary! When it was Hurricane Sandy, a friend had a Evergreen tree come down on their house. They had damage to the roof and so forth, but luckily no one was hurt. We noticed your tree was an evergreen that came down. I guess Mommy never really thought about that before, how evergreens have their needles all year round and I guess that makes them heavier and more dangerous in gusty wind. I'm glad you guys are ok! That must have been scary!

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Oh my gosh, we are glad you are safe. It was so windy here too but apparently not as bad as you had it!

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Your 1,400th post was FILLED with excitement fur SURE. So sorry that the tree came down and hurt your white lilac... butt thank goodness that and the downspout were the ONLY damage.. Lilacs DO re grow... the downspout will still work... WHEW.

We want to Say... CONGRATULATIONS on your Major Milestone.... and here is to the NEXT 1,400!!!

Molly The Wally said...

Firstly glad you are all safe and well. That must have been some wind! Phew nothing was really damaged. Congratulations on your 1400 post. Cheers and here's to 1400 more. Have a terrific wind free Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Jazzi said...

We are just glad that nothing was really damaged. Hopefully the lilac will come back, we love the lilacs!! CONGRATS on the 1,400 posts!!

wags
Jazzi and Addi

The Life of Riley said...

Congratulations on 1400 posts! Like the comments above we are glad you are all safe after the storm, and that you weren't outside when the pine branches fell.

Are you now going to make something out of the pine, or will it be next winter's firewood?

julandmatt said...

Thank Goodness the trees stayed away from your house! Now you'll have some good firewood for the rest of the year!

Violet

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

I think it might be time for that old pain to depart and become useful as something else - don't want the rest of it falling down and hitting the house. Thank goodness no major damage!

scotsmad said...

1400 posts! Congratulations!

You were so lucky with that wind. It could have been much worse than that. Glad you and your house is safe.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Sweet William The Scot said...

I had the same wind go by my home. Thank goodness like you no major damage, just cleanup. There seems to be no peaceful weather anymore. Somebody was a litterbug with that coffee cup and you picked it up, we got to try and keep our world clean. Good job.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Sue said...

Wow, that's a big tree to come crashing down. Glad you were inside and safe.
Morgan, Sebastian, The Porties, Syd and Mac

Amber DaWeenie said...

Wow...that sounds very scary. I'm just glad you're all OK. Sorry about the trees though.

Ruby said...

Geesh, that musta been scary guys! I'm so glads nobody gots hurt, and no damage was done to your estate! Maybe Angel Maggie guided that branch down right where it wouldn't do any damage...
Nice prize there Molly! I would have had a taste..just sayin'
Kisses,
Ruby

Helen said...

Wow, so glad to hear you didn't have a lot of damage. Too bad you lost that nice big tree.

Congrats on your blog milestone.

Sam said...

Hi Mitch and Molly, wow that was close. Thankfully only a downspout got crushed. Sorry about the white lilacs though. We like those.

harrispen said...

We had a lot of wind here yesterday too. It was good of you to pick up the trash along your walk. I can't believe you have done 1400 posts! That is almost 10 times more than my blog has.

Millie

Dewey Dewster said...

Hey Mitch,

Sorry about the high winds and the downed tree. I can tell ya that wind scares all three of us and while it is warm where we are, it still gets windy. Gram is always afraid that our mobile here will blow away one day.....hopefully not with us in it....

Have a great day!
Dewey Dewster here....

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh what a very scary wind that visited your house. I am so sorry it broke to pieces and did so much damage. But I am glad you are all safe.
love
tweedles

Max Mom said...

Hi guys,
Firstly, congratulations on your 1400 post.
Yes, those tree's falling down can be incredibly scary - we've had our own share of adrenalin over the past month with our thunderstorms and heavy rain. So glad that no one was hurt and that the damage isn't too bad.
Enjoy the prevailing, resulting aromas. :)
sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

chicamom85 said...

That must have been scary when it fell. I am glad you are all ok and there wasn't a lot of damage. Congratulations on your 1400 post filled with excitement

Lovey Sasha

l said...

you guys are lucky that didn't hit you or the house! whew! hope the waterfowl didn't get blown out of the pond. that was one BIG pine tree!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Yikes that is scary monster wind. Glad you are all ok. Those poor trees
Snorts,
Benny & Lily

Johann The Dog said...

Wow, glad you all are OK!!! One day we woke up and went out for a bizness. There was a huge limb that had fallen down in the night right behind our car! DOG, did we feel lucky!!!

The Army of Four said...

That's so scary!!! Glad you all are OK!
LUv,
Dave

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Oh wow! That looks scary!

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are so glad to hear that you all are ok and that you only had tree damage. It has been CRAZY windy here too!! We had a huge tree break off like that and it scared the crap out of everybody!! Let's hope the weather settles down and SOON! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

We also had some windy weather. Good thing that the tree only wiped out the rainspout.

We love how you are doing the morning walk with the coffee. That picture is pawsome.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

TwoSpecialWires said...

WOW! Stay safe! And congratulations on your 1400th post!

xx

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Wow 1400 posts! Congratulations!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Maz=x