Monday, September 5, 2011

More thunderstorms and damages

I am sure many of you remember our $30 Gate Arbor Project...I totally adore how this turned out and it really set the feel for the entire front garden and house...We have had so many lovely comments both on the blog and in real life about this recycled piece of garden "art"

And some of you may remember me mentioning how many pecan branches have come down so far this summer, between the afternoon thunderstorms, that are a way of life here in Florida and the fact the trees are just LOADED with heavy nuts...

The other day we got some very high winds and heavy rains, even for around here...When I heard a crash from the master bedroom...On inspection nothing INSIDE the room was a-miss, but outside the window I saw this...Yup another pecan branch came down...
(side note...check the cheeky male Cardinal peeking thru the window at me taking photos)

There has been for the longest time a rather large branch caught up in the crook of the tree, well it seems that with the wind and rain it grew to heavy and brought down the branches it was caught in...(another side note...Notice how much the grass has come in over the past few months..yay)

Alas it tore the decorative top from my arbor...Hubby assures me he can fix it no problem, thank goodness...

Though I am sad about the arbor not looking so pretty right now, I am just grateful it did not do any damage to the house...

Even my angel statue was spared...

My hanging basket with the almost dead petunia was an unfortunate casualty..

But this is nothing but an inconvenience that is easily fixed....Please send up a little prayer for our friends who are getting more rains and flooding from the TS LEE in Mississippi

Blessings Kelsie

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17 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so sorry about the arbor top, but thankful that it can be fixed. So glad the house wasn't damaged. I hope your rain and wind stops soon, and sure wish we would get a little rain. We have had none for months. Hugs, Marty

rosie said...

So glad that you are safe Kelsie, and the house is unharmed.. Everything else can be fixed.. Hope the weather settles soon for you..

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Happy to hear all is safe and your sweet little arbor can easily be fixed.

On Crooked Creek said...

Kelsie,
Wind damage can be intense. Be sure to check your roof. . .we didn't realize ours have been so badly damaged from wind and hail until months later in a heavy downpour we had water damamge in the guest room! When the wind dies down...put somebody up there to inspect the roof! So glad your arbor can be repaired!
Fondly,
Pat

mississippi artist said...

So glad those limbs didn't come through your roof! We areo.k.-water has receded thank goodness.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I'm so sorry that your pretty arbor got damaged, but I'm glad to hear that it can be fixed. We are surrounded by pecan trees, too. They are always dropping their branches. Ours are loaded with pecans this year, but many of the green ones are coming down in the winds, too.

Karen said...

I'm really glad your arbor will be (hopefully) an easy fix. Hope the storms let up soon!

Dreaming said...

All in all, I guess you are lucky. Things could have been much worse. I do hope the arbor gets fixed.... it is very beautiful!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, no. So sorry for your arbor, which is beautiful by the way, but I am so glad it wasn't worse.

Darla said...

Thankful it didn't do any real damage! We received over three inches of rain here from Lee...strong winds too, with minimal damage.

Linda said...

Hi Kelsie, glad to here that everyone is safe. If you get a chance drop by my other blog lavenderridge.blogspot.com

shopannies said...

so sorry for you all experiencing destruction because of storms

My Little Home and Garden said...

You are quite right; it would have been worse had your home been damaged. I imagine you'll be able to fix thing up and make them pretty once again.
-Karen

Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh, no! that must have been some wind! I am glad your husband can fix it, but i still would have been devastated by the damage of your gorgous gate! Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's...& hope one the arbor is back up and standing the way it was that there will be no more of this crazy weather coming your way! hugs, tracie

Beth said...

Your arbor is lovely, Kelsie. So sorry about the damage but glad hubby can repair it.

Andrea said...

I am new here, it looks like Florida is becoming like us where typhoons are normal occurrences during the rainy season and when they are not present, the thunderstorms are there almost every afternoon. I hope flooding will not be so much in our countries. At least your arbor is spared nicely.

Tootsie said...

I would have been very upset about the arbor too!!! I hope it can be fixed as good as new soon!
since the summer is winding down here in Alberta, it will be nice to be able to see all the flaunts both past and present from all those who get to garden year round. I made FF open to photos from past gardens for those who are in climates that stink on ice like mine! lol
Thank you so much for linking in this week...and for flaunting with me. I look forward to many more flaunts from you!
Friday's Flaunts are a privelage for me to host. I love getting to be inspired by some of the most wonderful gardeners I have ever had the privelage of "knowing"
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