Monday, December 28, 2009

We had just gotten back home from our last minute shopping on Christmas Eve, when we hear a huge crash behind the log cabin. The wind gust were about 50 or 60 miles an hour. Now this dead oak was on the edge of the old road going to the white barn and it blew up the hill.

Cousin Bill came to bring a few presents and he told us that a dead oak along the woods line below the old road had blown down (yep it was up hill) and he got out and got the large branches out of the driveway. Prince went to look to see if any more limbs needed to be moved and before he got half way up the driveway, SNAP.

The large beach tree about 15 feet below the drive on the hillside had snapped off. This is the next morning afterwards. When I went to look that night, Prince's truck and Brenda's SUV were being used as spotlights and it looked like a giant octopus had landed over the driveway.

As you can tell it snapped several feet above ground. and yes it blew up hill, hit a large limb on a big oak beside it and almost uprooted a cedar tree in it way down to earth.
This is looking down the hill at the large trunk.

When I went down the driveway to check out the boys progress, this old hickory was leaning. Puppy announced it had gone over when they finished getting the driveway clear.

This is looking up the driveway at the hickory that fell.
When the beach tree snapped off and blocked the driveway it had already gotten dark. Prince, Puppy and Lewis went down with tools in hand to see if they could clear the driveway. Brenda went down and helped with the limbs and had her lights on her SUV to help light up the area. A good Samaritan stopped and said he had a new chain saw. He went home and came back and made quick work with the remaining limbs. You see Prince had not put on his new chain on his chain saw. Three hours after the tree fell, the boys came in and Bill was free to head on his way.
May God Bless the young man who came and offered his help.
The kitty justice is always have a new chain on your saw and never go anywhere when the wind BLOWS.


Changes in the wind said...

So sad to see the trees damaged but glad no one was hurt and you were able to clean it all up.

Lady Di Tn said...

That was a blessing to have no one hurt. Unfortunately, we have not cleaned it all up yet. Just made it so we can get up and down the drive. The weather may not co-operate when Prince has the time. Peace

Small City Scenes said...

Wow that was some wind---blowing things up the hill. Natures way of thinning the forest. Just get out of the way!!! MB

Lady Di Tn said...

I just wish it had blow down the hill as it would have been in the forest and not in the yard. I am just thankful no one was hurt. It is killing Prince as he wants to make the yard look good. It is too dark for him to work on it when he gets home from work. Peace

Merle said...

Dear Diane ~~ What a strong wind that must have been to see so many
trees fall, but thankfully no one
was hurt. That's the main thing,
I had a great week at my daughters
but there's no place like home is there? I hope tp post some photos next post.
A very Happy Year to you and the family. I hope it's a good one.
Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

Lady Di Tn said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year also. Glad you had a nice visit. No matter how much fun you have visiting it is always nice to get back to your own bed and surroundings. Peace

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I hate to see old trees go down but I sometimes think they know when to let loose.