I can't describe the scene that met me. I started to cry when I turned the corner to my street and saw the beautiful tree on the high school lawn.
This is the pine in the middle of the driveway
and the tree in the middle of the front yard.
A Cedar in the middle of the driveway landed on my Dad's boat :(
The privacy fence is down and with it came half of my prized Bottlebrush Buckeye :(
More of the already dead Maple came down and
another (100 year old) Cedar fell on my bird feeder garden, narrowly missing the hot tub and angel statue!
This is one of the Cedars in the front yard...this one took the power line down!
and finally... the Elm that landed on my neighbor's house.
I wandered around the yard crying for 30 minutes before I got my composure and thanked God for sparing the house and my family. It will take us a long time to get this mess cleaned up and for the flower beds to recover. I'll have a lot more sun in the yard now, much to my shade garden's dismay.
Most of the town has electricity now, we will probably be one of the last to get it because our line is disconnected. Luckily our neighbor let us hook an extension cord up so we can use the computer and watch some TV. They were in the process of remodeling this house to sell.
Back to work tomorrow. Life goes on!