Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lighting Strikes Twice



 







Lighting Strikes Twice is not only a movie, but a fact at my home.  We had a storm come through yesterday that damaged two trees on the property.  One in the front yard and one in the back.  The tree in the front yard was split in half.  Half was left standing and the other fall across the development road.  What's amazing is that it fell between my mailbox and fence.  We called 911 since neighbors were unable to get in or out of the development past my home.  Up to this very moment, I haven't heard from our emergency services.  I've lived in this county for 30 years and pay taxes, but I'm not thought enough of to even receive a phone call to ask if anyone was hurt or if there was property damage.  Not a word of concern.  

Fortunately, I have good neighbors.  They came together in the rain and chopped the tree up and removed it from the road for me.  I feel so blessed to have neighbors such as these.

The other tree is my shade tree that I use when entertaining.  It shades the swing and picnic tables.  It's huge and about 50 years old.  I'm grateful that it can be saved.  Just needs to be topped and broken branches removed.  I guess I'm becoming sentimental in my older years, I like to preserve things. 

I was hoping to focus on the garden this week-end.  Looks like yard clean up will go to the top of the list.  Through it all, I realize my problem is minor compared to those who truly experienced devastation in Oklahoma.  Sending up a prayer for those who lost loved ones and their home. 



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6 comments:

  1. Pretty scarey. Too bad to lose such a beautiful tree, but then there really isn't any way to protect a tree from lightening. Thankfully no one was hurt.

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    1. Yes it was and I am thankful nobody was hurt. Mother Nature is powerful, and there's no stopping her when she decides to rear her head.

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  2. I'm glad to hear that you are okay and that those trees didn't fall on your home. What wonderful neighbors you have we all need neighbors like these... Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your holiday.

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    1. Thanks Vetsy. You have a good holiday too.

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  3. Glad to hear that no one was hurt. So sorry about the trees. You have awesome neighbors!

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    1. Thanks Susanne. I do have awesome neighbors.

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