Monday, August 16, 2010

Mother Nature

Mother Nature asserted herself last night. We had quite the display of lightning, thunder, rain and big wind.
This is the view from the south... And this is the view from the north.I was on the front porch taking this one.
This is a Manitoba maple that had 4 or 5 trunks coming up from the ground. One fell a number of years ago when Dani was here. It went on the road. A second prong fell one night when someone ran into it. Fortunately it fell straight down the ditch and whoever hit it took off.
This prong is in the front yard and has only taken out the top rail of the fence. We are fortunate that it did not go towards the road nor did it hit the gas line pressure thing...that could have been a mess!
Well there is at least one trunk of the tree left...stay tuned, no doubt in a year or two it will also sacrifice itself to our wood burning stove.


Dani - tkdchick said...

Yes, the Manitoba Maples seem to be very suceptable to the elements! We lost a huge chunk of ours during the freezing rain we had on Boxing Day last year! After a little trimming, and cleaning up its growing like a weed again!

Looking forward to Saturday!!!

Lynn said...

Wow, we haven't had any storms that severe in our neck of the woods. They seem to be going all around us which is just fine with me.