I MEAN, REALLY. At 6:14 PM last night–pre-Halloween, mind you, pre-EDT clock change–it was already dark with 3/4 inch of snow on everything outside. Uh-oh. By dawn, this was the scene, with an inch and a half, I suppose. A 15-foot Kousa dogwood–still in leaf–is splayed with its tips touching the ground; so are many other things that hadn’t dropped their foliage in preparation in time. Another 2-4 inches is forecast for tomorrow, which sounds destructive to me. How’s your scenery as we approach Halloween? Tricks, or treats, from on high?
I was wondering how you were doing in the storm. Hopefully the cleanup won’t be as bad as you fear.
Hope your power hangs in there. Looks like mine may be out but I’m not there. Don’t know if not being there is a good thing or not. I’ll find out when I get there on Monday and survey the damage. Be careful out there and don’t go near the trees.
Hope you did not lose power last night. Ours hung in there despite some rounds of flickering lights. My back was killing me so I skipped the last round of shoveling, I hope I don’t regret that tool much today. So far no snapping of trees either so I am hoping the wind does not kick in today and the snow gently slides off everything.
I had chrysanthemums flowering in the garden along with a hellebore. Wonder if they made it? Of course the box of bulbs need to be planted yet too….
Looks like Denver last week! I was in a rush to pick all of my unripened harvest and get them in the house! The snow is now 95% melted and I am hoping my green tomatoes ( all 60 pounds of them) will ripen indoors. Wish me luck! I hope that you thaw out soon!
How do you get over the loss and maining of some of your most beautiful trees? I lost a beautiful Rutger’s Dogwood that I got for my 40th birthday. Magnolia tree dessimated, pear tree-no surprise, left with only 3 main limbs….apple tree uprooted completely, and snapped white pine branches leaving the trees looking like they have missing teeth.
I have made peace with the deer, but I never quite know how to not cry over the loss of the trees that can never be replaced.
Hi, Judy. I worried and worried about my copper beech, which I could never live long enough to replace and see grow up again. It was spared! Others, I am not so sure about yet, but there’s lots of snow still so I can’t really tell for another few days. Thanks for saying hello.
Thanks for responding Margaret. I will cross my fingers for your other trees. As for the copper beech, there is probably not more impressive and stately tree. I am happy it was spared.
Oh, Margaret! My gardening “heart” goes out to you over this pre-Winter visit by mayhem! Be careful not to slip and fall in the cleanup.
Thanks, Cairn. So far, have remained upright! :)