Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Windy Weekend

The weekend weather was gorgeous partly and warm and windy with thunderstorms as well. It mostly started on Friday with heavy rains when it was time for me to start the weekend. Saturday afternoon thunderstorms were coupled with heavy winds. Sunday was mostly rainy. I know it was just April trying to get in as many showers as were missed for all the beautiful May flowers.

On Monday when we returned to work we were surprised to see a large tree had been uprooted in front of our building! There it lay .... after all those years.










The roots were just pulled right out of the ground.
It isn't usual for us to see something like this...hmmmm..and makes me wonder what if I'd been standing in that spot at the moment... and funny how it didn't do anything to the smaller tree shown in the front of this picture or the other one above. Nature is just that way.....



Stay grounded....I hope you have a lovely day... Judi xoxo

6 comments:

Julie said...

It is always so shocking to see what Mother Nature can do sometimes...so much power with something like this...it always makes you sad to lose a beautiful tree.

Smilingsal said...

A young tree is more flexible and therefore seldom has trouble during a storm. Older trees are more rigid and might break a limb or become uprooted.

Can you make a metaphor for aging out of that?

Darlene said...

It is always sad to see a big tree uprooted. Around my home there are LOTS of big, HUGE trees. I am always worried in this Oklahoma wind that one day one will fall.

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh that's a bummer! We had the same kind of weather here!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a shock that must have been! I'm glad nobody was hurt. laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Judi! Oh, I'm so glad you popped in! Hope your wind has died down a bit! We've had lots of rain here lately and some flooding in Houston!
How sweet of you to ask about my mother. She's doing well and is liking her little place.
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)