Tuesday, June 28, 2011

~~~What the HECK????~~~~

We had some good rain here today but no wind so I don't know what made this big branch fall from a HUGE beech tree in our side yard???? We just discovered it. It hit an apple tree on the way down too. I think the apple tree will be OK, I hope! The beech is  pretty near the house so I guess we are going to have to have it checked, if  IT came down it would devastate the house!!!!!
 It is a large branch that splits into 2 branches, as you can see here.
 This is the beech that it fell from. The tree is about 80 feet tall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I just heard on the news where a tree came down at a campground in N.J. today and killed a man and injured his wife. Now I am getting nervous!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially because my "office" is right where the tree would hit:(:(

 At least some of the apples are low enough now for us to reach.....before the SQUIRRELS get to them:):)
 It came this close to the house. This side of the house is where the 4 large rhododendrons came down this winter and we haven't replaced then yet. Trying to decide what we want.

 On a HAPPIER note: all my hydrangeas are blooming beautifully right now. I will be cutting some after dinner for my 4th of July tablescape. I wanted to do it today, outside, but the rain stopped me. Hopefully I can do it tonight or tomorrow morning.

 Such gorgeous color! This bush is the one that for 25 years has been SNOW WHITE!!!!!!!!!????? Have no idea why it turned BLUE this year!!??
Thanks so much for stopping by. I love to see your comments so please let me know you were here! I appreciate every single one of you! XO, Pinky


  1. That was a huge branch to fall -- glad that you are safe. I grew up in Wisconsin and we lost branches and trees from storms, but that is so weird that it fell when there wasn't wind. Love your hydrangeas -- can't grow them in Utah successfully. Joni

  2. Pinky,
    Thank goodness no one was hurt by the falling branch...definately get the tree checked out!!! Your bush is changing colors because the acidity of your soil has changed. A soil sample to your local ASCS (or Argiculture) Office will tell you what to do to ammend the soil! The one thing I know about gardening! HA!

  3. Hi Pinky, I'm glad no one was injured by your falling tree. Someone was killed in our town a few days ago when a large branch fell on his car. Sometimes the tress are just weak! I think your blue hydrangea is beautiful! The soil acidity affects the color--did you mulch with different wood chips or put a fertilizer on last year? You can turn them pink too! Have a nice day! Linda

  4. Large trees can be so destructive during stormy weather! I'm so glad the big limb didn't hit your house.

    Your hydrangea is so beautiful! They don't do well here in south Texas, but I sure love admiring yours!

  5. I love all of the trees in your yard; I guess that is the price you pay, falling limbs.

  6. That's scary about the tree! I can't imagine keeping a plant alive for 25 years. That's really impressive.


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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