Friday, April 15, 2011

Mother Nature's Wrath

Today is a "nice" day. Last week we did not have very many nice days. Last week was "Fair Week" - a week that we hope for great weather. Everything was great...except for the weather. Mother Nature is a funny lady - although at the time we didn't think she was very nice. Thursday we had horrible, bitter cold wind, not good for a fair full of vendors and goods, entertainment out in the open, and people we hope will show up. Friday we had horrible, bitter cold wind, and much of the same thing. Saturday we had high hopes of at least a warmer wind...the wind died down a bit, but it was just as bitter cold. It's not a good thing when you wake up every morning and see new snow on the mountain out your front door. Sunday, the day that none of us go, of course, was gorgeous! Not that I cared so much about us - but after all the hard work of putting on a fair (that my husband happens to be the manager of) I was very happy that we could at least see the sun, feel the sun, and see no wind. Long story short...here is what my front yard looked like after the first day of wind. I'm talking strong wind - wind that we haven't seen for a while, and we get a lot of wind living in the desert. These are palm tree "droppings" that could have done someone in had they been standing under them when they came down. These things are deadly, and they all came down in one big crash. This is the culprit tree - the pole you see is the top of our flagpole. These trees are huge!
After everyone went home from the weekend, we had another windy day, which brought down even more palms that ended up on the other side of the yard, which meant the wind had at least shifted. Yay, more work. They landed clear over on the other side of the driveway. It pays to stay indoors when it's windy...


We know what we will be doing on Saturday...

2 comments:

Lexie & Sharrid said...

Wow, I thought they were all further down by the road but that's real close to the house...Glad all of that is over, hope your weather improves. Pretty soon you'll be down here and it's pretty nice. Not too hot yet. I think we have had Breezy while you have had down right windy...

Davy Clan said...

Wasn't that fair weather the PITS! It was such a shame. That stinks that you have more cleanup after your family just worked outside and got so much done a few weeks ago. [The stupid wind knocked over a wall in our yard made of stacking blocks so we feel your pain.]