Monday, October 5, 2015

Lost oak tree

This beautiful oak tree fortunately had the grace to fall down Friday while MM and I were in town and didn't hear the loud snap:

We hated losing it. That makes two oaks that have rotted within and fallen over. The maples seem to be doing well. And our fall color is popping already.

Rain poured enough to bring the lake up 4'. Look at the oak tree, now submerged:

Ahh, and finally...sunshine this morning! So welcome after three gloomy, grey days.

Our area had several flash flood warnings this weekend, but we have all fared well. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the hurricane. So much heartbreak, especially with that missing cargo ship...that appears to definitely have sunk. God bless the Coast Guard and their search and rescue efforts.

Life is precious, my friends. Consider this a HUG to each of you...and please pass it on!

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Sandee said...

I wish we could get some of that rain. Not flooding of course, but some rain. It's so dry here. I'm glad you are all okay, well except for that oak tree.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to the kitties. ♥♥♥

Barb said...

I hate losing trees. They take so long to grow and so many are cut down for "progress" building cookie cutter subdivisions. Like the one being built directly behind us. Dur. At least it fell away from homes and people.

The flooding is terrible. Awful for the residents and wildlife.

Big hugs right back atcha. xoxo

Joy said...

Hugs back to you!

Jean(ie) said...

Looks like you have a new fishing snag. That is so sad for that ship and the flooding.

Paul Pietrangelo said...

Hi Sandy. Sorry I haven't been checking in lastly. I enjoyed your vacation and I hope to see Maui some day. It just looks so lovely. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it.
Have a wonderful Wednesday my friend. See ya.

Cruisin Paul

Haddock said...

Wish more people would be sensitive like this. . . . . we could have more greenery all around yes.
Yes life is precious.