We lost our power for about 19 hours last night/all day. I have clean up too...but I haven't ventured out to see if there's any damage. There were about 30 finches under my patio cover hiding from the rain and wind at the height of the storm...hope the rest of what's coming is calmer! I have to go check out the house/tree link...
19 hours with no internet? Gulp.Your mention of the finches reminded me that during the storm when all the trees were lashing about and rain was coming down sideways... my feeders were full of birds. They seemed to love it, or the storm made them hungry or something. Or maybe they knew they could feed freely because no cat would risk getting wet just to catch a bird. ;-)
We lost our 9 year old Camphor tree due to the high winds, bummer.Funny about the finches, I saw finches and doves huddling under our patio as well. I snapped some photos of the doves and posted them on my blog. Our cats were hunkered down in the house, so I guess they felt safe enough.What a storm....Cheers!Sean
Sorry about your camphor tree, Sean. I just ran some errands in the Arden/Carmichael area and man, it's a mess out there. Everywhere, I saw downed branches, fences, mailboxes...Nice blog! I'll add it to my blogroll, which is down for the moment while I tinker.I'll go check out those birds of yours.
Thanks Angela, I appreciate that. I'll be sure to return the favor and post your blog (a good in my book) once I get a blogroll set up on mine.Lots of fences down in my neighborhood as well, since they are wood and around 8-9 years, it doesn't take much to knock 'em down. Just hope they don't take out any plants in the process. Stay dry out there.Cheers!Sean
We lost a sickly pine tree in the front yard and will have to nurse the cistus it fell on back to health. But I can now plant a better tree near the spot--one that will provide shade where I need it. It was a real mess, though, to clean it up. The city has ALREADY taken the debris away though!
Yes, the storm does have some positives... healthy trees were cleared of dead twigs and trees with poor root systems were toppled hopefully before they hurt anybody.I was very sad to see that the huge mature oak at the recently renovated Carmichael library is down. So much for oak preservation efforts. When you cut off half the tree's root system, it will very likely fall in the opposite direction. And it did, lucky for the library building.