It's Just Trees

9.17.2017

I keep telling myself it could have been so much worse and it's just trees.

Last Monday started out with just some rain and wind, but the gusts got increasingly stronger as the day went on and then it happened! As Mr. Savvy walked into the sunroom he saw one of our large trees go over in slow motion and it landed on the tree next to it which pushed that one over on the next tree. It was just like dominoes going over, but they never fell to the ground. 




This is water under the tree that went over. We sit on a vein of granite and there are several springs in those rocks. That is why we have the pond as it is fed by several springs. I guess this tree was doomed to go over and that one big gust did it. We called this tree snake tree as there was a snake up on it when we were looking at this property to build our house on over 22 years ago. This tree was not healthy and really should have come down before now and I wish we had had that done.

Friday the tree guys came and cut all three trees down. I hated for that to happen as now the backyard looks so much different and so much bigger. Even Mr. Savvy said your yard just got larger. Yea, tell me about it.

Those three big trees made the eyes stop where they stood even though it was just the three, but now the tree line is much further back. All we need is the yard bigger when all I want is smaller. At least we can see the Leland cypress trees better now that we planted years ago.

And now all I see is all of Mr. Savvy's garage from my sunroom and the deck. It is going to need some kind of landscaping to make that thing look better.

Our tree guys came and cut these down, but will come back when they can to clean it all up. They have other jobs to get to where folks have trees on their homes and cars.

So for the next several weeks we will look at this mess
 and it will sort of drive me nuts as I like a nice clean yard, but I will remind myself
it's just trees.

Thank goodness they weren't leaning towards the house or the garage and I know how blessed we are that it wasn't much worse and I am still thinking about those who did have it so much worse in Florida. I just wasn't expecting any of this from Irma this far north.




Be sure to come back tomorrow for much prettier photos and a giveaway as I join a fall tour.

Enjoy your Sunday!

16 comments:

  1. Irma certainly was powerful with a mind of her own! In our are(between Jacksonville and St. Augustine) we had flooding in areas that had never flooded. There is a road close to us that is so lovely to drive down. It is lined with huge, very old live oak trees. Some of them were lost.😢Just amazing that those trees could be uprooted. Thankfully we were blessed with very minor damage and only lost power for 15 hours.

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  2. Oh- What a mess. It is so hard, too, to see things look so different when you have been looking at the same basic landscape for years. I am sorry-hope you can do some landscaping you will love. xo Diana

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  3. I am sorry that happened. You are right, it is just trees...but gratefully they didn't fall on cars, or house or garage....
    I don't blame you being frustrated at looking at the mess...but it does give you time to figure out what you want to do with your new "space"....maybe a gazebo?? garden around it?? a large veggies garden?? or just more grass....the ideas could be limitless...and I'd say a trip (or several) to Pinterest would be fun!
    We had to have a tree removed this last winter....a big ole pepper tree...It is now additional garden for me (yay)...I've enjoyed adding to it! I am sure you will enjoy the challenge!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm so sorry you lost all three beautiful trees, but so happy for you that they didn't fall on your buildings!

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  5. I am sorry you lost those trees, thank goodness your house was spared.

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  6. So sorry that you lost trees---always sad, but thankful it wasn't on your house! I live in the very center of Florida (Ocala) and the eye went directly over us!!! Our whole small city looks like a war zone! I was spared damage by the grace of God, but MANY were not so fortunate---two close friends had HUGE trees go into their homes (Thank God no one was injured!)but both had considerable damage. What a powerful storm Irma was!!!!

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  7. Wow, that must have been scary!
    Brenda

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  8. at least it didn't land on your home or garage! Time for a bonfire?

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  9. Yes I say that you were so blessed not to have the trees Fall on any structures! Now you have plenty of room to build a "she shed". :)

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  10. We lost a massive tree during a hurricane several years ago. It's so hard to get used to that blank spot, I know. I'm so glad you were spared any other damage, though!

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  11. I hear ya friend. I was standing by my living room window trying to get a cell signal when I heard a loud "crack". I seriously thought one of the large pines on our property (also part of our neighborhood entranceway) fell. Ummm, no. My neighbor behind me. Two leylands, one took out the other and several were leaning on each other. My husband went out to inspect the damage only to realize that one of the largest's root systems was coming out of the ground and the trees were leaning directly toward the middle of our neighbor's home!!! We called all behind us to forewarn them and to check on them. Scary. Fortunately, or by the grace of God, one that fell, fell in such as way as to keep the root system of the one leaning toward them home from coming up. They removed all of them yesterday. Their yard is a mess and we all have a new view! Sad, but trees can be replaced, lives not so much.

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  12. I get it. Even though you know someone else is suffering, it's hard to say it's just trees. Sounds crazy, but the landscape is a part of your home. Your yard is still beautiful.

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  13. I am sorry you lost your trees but glad they didn't do any damage!

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  14. Yes it is hard to loose such mature trees.....but I see lots of hydrangeas in your future. Around one of our local Community college and hospital entrances, the commercial landscaper did the following: tall (8-10') hydrangea bushes in the background with lower flowering bushes in the next front row, as an under planting to the leggy hydrangea bushes, and finally a row of shorter, smaller grasses (or your could plant smaller boxwoods) in the front, forming the hedge border. It is stunning....

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  15. Just nature doing what she does. Gets rid of the weak.

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  16. We went through a storm this Spring with recorded 120 mph straight line winds. Our rural subdivision is known for it's beautiful treed lots. Not any more. The damage was horrendous! Now when I see large trees, all I can say to myself is, boy, that's going to do some damage when it comes down. Going thru that experience changes one forever. I am so glad to learn that your hubby and you are safe, and that your buildings were spared.

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