Friday, March 13, 2009

It Smells like a Christmas Tree Farm, But looks AWEFUL!

The Iceman Cometh!

We had ourselves a little ice storm last night. We were among the blessed with just short bursts of power outages overnight (several, but we kept it most of the night & didn't get cold).

Our woods however, well they suffered under the weight of the ice.

We lost a pine, which then took out a maple on its way into my backyard fence..OUCH! We also lost a couple tops to our magnolia. What a bummer! But those nice stiff leaves just cupped all that water & when it froze, it was just too heavy.

As we were surveying that damage, we started to hear an overhead branch start to crack. It was right above our tow-behind trailer, so we quickly pushed & pulled it to a safer spot. The branch hasn't given way yet...but it will.

So, once we get a few days, NOT today, we will be lumberjacks.

Trying to be a polyanna, I told my DH, well, at least the garden will get a little more sun this year. He shook that off with a grumble. I don't really blame him.

Even my blooming forsythias took a hit. Such is life! Kinda pretty though...


RagamuffinQuilts said...

Oh my! That was some front for you last night. Sorry about all your trees but thankfully no one was injured and you still have power.


FabricsNQuilts said...

Amen to that!

Grandma Barbara said...

Ditto!! Looks like you've got a lot of clean up ahead,but look at it as good exercise! LOL

Sue Andrus said...

Ice can sure do a lot of damage! Glad all are safe, also. The Forsythia is really beautiful encased in the ice.

FabricsNQuilts said...

It really is. I snapped a few pics of them.

Ashlawnfarms Rag Quilt Creations said...

Oh no! I hate to hear you got hit with ice! There is always something isn't there?