Friday, December 4, 2009

Guardian Angel watching out for us

On Wednesday, December 2nd, Macon had yet another terrible storm - it seems that 2009 was the year of the rain!!! - We are no longer in a drought situation.

On this day, I went to work in the LNS to help out the owner, DH, Terry was at school teaching and DD, Lindsay was at work. Now this was probably a good thing for when we got home from work we found our neighborhood filled with broken branches along the streets and in everyones yards. However, upon looking out of our back window and subsequently going out onto the back deck - we found one of our trees had uprooted and fallen --- Thankfully it was away from our house!!!
Here is the hole that was where the tree stood.
This tree was huge in length!!.Here is the end just before it dropped into the stream.
The stream with branches from the fallen tree.

View of the back of our house about 1/2 the length of the tree.
View of back of the house with roots just outside of the garden bed.
On the other side of the garden bed at the foot of the stairs to the deck.
A view of the roots.

Needless to say, I am glad that I was not at home, for I am sure that I would have had a 'heart attack' hearing this huge tree fall.

Thank goodness it fell away from the house - we would have been living in a hotel and this computer and sewing room would no longer be!!!

Well off to get some stitching done - Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by.



Nancy said...

We had rain and winds, but not as bad as you did Roberta. That being said this looks all to familiar! We had a big tree uprooted in our backyard about a year after we moved into this house. And, if Macon experiences the ice storms like we do, well all you here at night are trees and limbs falling everywhere!

Deb said...

Thank goodness that tree fell the other way. I think it would have scared me half to death if I had been around. I've heard that you've an awful lot of rain this year. Hopefully, the trend for rain will be over soon.

hazel said...

So pleased to read that the tree fell the other way, it must be quite frightening. Hope nobody in the area was hurt.

I have a huge oak (approx.200 years old) at the bottom on next doors garden and that worries me in the strong winds that we have had recently but it really is a beautiful tree and I would hate it to fall.

Happy stitching,

Solstitches said...

Good to know there was no damage to your property and that everyone is safe and well.
It must have been a very scary thing when the tree came down. It's a good thing you were not there to see it!
Your new kitty is very sweet.

Brigitte said...

How scary! Fortunately the tree fell away from the house. And fortunately it didn't hit anyone. We had such a storm a couple of years ago and it tore a mighty branch off one of the trees in front of the house. And we were also very lucky that it didn't hit the house nore someone on the street. It was so big that my DH had to cut it with a saw in order to have smaller pieces to carry away. What will you be doing with the tree?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! Someone was definately looking out for you!

Dona said...

Roberta, I'm glad the tree missed your house. It was a large tree! I know you would not have been happy to lose your sewing room!

Gingersnap is so cute!

angelasweby said...

Gosh,what a shock you must have had Roberta, when you got back to this sight. Thank goodness the tree fell away from the house. You have some amazing trees in your garden :>)
We have definitely had some strange weather patterns this year.
Warm wishes Angela

Heidi said...

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas Roberta!

Christmas hugs ~

louise said...

So sad to loose a beautiful old tree like that.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

You were so lucky, your guardian angel was watching over your family.

I have really enjoyed my visit to your blog and look forward to following your posts. So glad that Margaret put you in contact.

We share the same interests. I am either sewing, quilting, knitting, gardening or playing golf. We play on a links course next to our home. When the wind blows in off the sea it becomes very interesting golf.

Best wishes

Nicola x