Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring weather in Oklahoma...

You've seen our beautiful plants, now see what else mother nature had in store for us in springtime. Sure spring brings a thriving garden and occasionally, some serious wind. Watch what happens when they compete!
Limbs from the neighbor's tree everywhere!
We managed to save our wee little tomatoes with a clever Teepee before the hail hit.

The small divits in the ground? Hail. Fairly big. Think quarters.
This is the carnage from our oak tree. It broke off and fell in a very strong wind (about 90 mph) and we hear the thud just outside our bedroom window. It was a big branch!

The neighbor's tree didn't do so well either.
This neighbor's tree had a hard time too.
The backyard neighbor's fence wasn't feeling to up to it the next day...
Our garbage can got a bit knocked around.
Our greenhouse suffered a large gash and several smaller gashes from the hail but its still standing! YAY!
Lots of people lost pieces of roof.
The neighbor across the street had the misfortune of having far too many old cedar trees near her yard. One took out the corner of her shed and the nextdoor neighbor's fence. Another took out her beautiful glass greenhouse. Another broke in half and hangs suspended above her backyard gate. I'm glad her house was ok.
By the way, the neighbor next door is not too happy about the cedar in her yard which destroyed her fence.
The shed got a little bumped around.

We were just so happy we were all ok. Everything got cleaned up after a few weeks and life has gone on.