The Aftermath

The snow and ice has finally started to melt, but the light of day revealed more damage.

Upon opening the front door this morning, I found the neighbor to the south’s arborvitae had fallen across the driveway onto my fence



The fence is, I think, not damaged, but I’ll have to saw this up to get out of the garage.

Arborvita 2


My neighbor to the north’s tree also fell on her power lines.  Unfortunately, its root-wad boosted part of my fairly new and very expensive fence into the air.

Fence damage


Ozzie’s tormentors will most likely have to re-locate to the projects now.  You can see the squirrel’s nest in the tree that fell.

Lost squirrel hab


And my gorgeous maple tree that made the yard so delightful on a hot summer’s day is now blown apart.

Once beautiful tree


Most of it lying on the ground



I am very sad about all of this, but I know that spring is coming, life will begin anew, the mess will be cleared away, and new things will be planted.  For now, though, it’s a bit of a bummer.


And it’s worse now

I just heard another thunderous roar from the back yard.  At this rate, I will have no tree left.

Disintegrating tree

Disintegrating tree2


One line down already

Line down


That thick black horizontal line is my power cable – right under that branch that is horribly weighed down.  I’m getting a bit freaked out.

Lines under limb 2 Lines under limb