Monday, October 31, 2011

How I Spent My Weekend

Last Wednesday we had a 12" snowstorm that threw us right into the heart of winter. Unfortunately, a lot of the trees still had leaves and weren't strong enough to support the weight of the snow. Through the night, we repeatedly heard thumps in the backyard. I had to be away at a photo shoot during daylight hours so it wasn't until Saturday that I saw the extent of the damage.
I've never witnessed a tornado firsthand, but it must look pretty much like this. The one live branch remaining on a maple we've been trying to keep alive fell off so now it looks like a ship's mast. The cottonwood dropped about 20% of it's branches.
We managed to cut everything into small pieces and put it in bins and bags for compost. I could hardly get out of bed this morning.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm hoping all the damage that could be done is done, and this week's predicted snows doesn't do anything but sit around and look pretty.

I have seen tornado damage, though, and it is nothing like this. This is mild compared to their damage.

GirlAnachronismE said...

Wow, I didn't know a snow storm could cause so much damage. Well done for getting it all chopped up and removed though

Sande said...

This is similar to what we experienced in Buffalo, NY October 13,2006. The damage can still be seen here, and we are still "retreeing Buffalo".

Sande in Buffalo