Friday

Here we go again

When the forecast showed high humidity and temps in the 90’s for the next 4 days, we decided to go back home a week early, knowing it was going to be hot in Madison too.  We stayed until Thursday morning and returned back to the northland and much nicer weather.  BUT, while we were gone another big storm ripped through here, taking down many trees that survived the July 1st storm.  This really sucks.  There were branches down all around the cabin. P7210003

 

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More trees snapped in half that will be used for firewood.  P7210009Some were uprooted and laying on top of other trees.P7210010

Miraculously, the gazebo survived, but has some serious structural damage.  P7210005-1The ancient swing set I use for my flags even got knocked over.  P7210006My little blind was in a heap again, but after shaking it a few times, it popped right back up, good as new.  P7210013P7210014And then I noticed this tree.  Okay, that’s got to come down before it falls on the power line.  P7210008It’s the one in the center, leaning to the right.P7210012The wind even blew Jenny’s head off.  P7210015The other deer were quite confused by this headless deer.  SUNP0038SUNP0041SUNP0045But I’m the kind of person that always looks for the positive and again, we were very lucky there was no damage to the cabin, outhouse, shower tent or sheds.  And tomatoes are fine and they loved all the heat and rain.P7210011


There may be a new camera in Cindy’s future.  She forgot hers at home and hubby (being the sweetheart he is) said I could go “uptown” and get a new one.  Now to decide what kind…but it’s got to be better than the one I forgot, with a nice zoom and a point and shoot. 

11 comments:

texwisgirl said...

sorry about the continued wind/storm damage your place is getting! yikes! just glad nothing more serious. poor headless deer! those trail cam shots are priceless!

Beth said...

It is a good thing you weren't there during the storm as it must have been a powerful one. Poor Jenny!
Love the photos.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Glad the damage wasn't too bad. Falling trees are something we have to be on the lookout for during big storms .... like that monster pop up thunder boomer moving in on us right now! Sure hope the "torrential rains" in the warning don't include the "one inch or larger hail" also in the warning.

Nancy said...

You sure have a bout with storms. The split in tree is scary. I am sorry, but I laughed seeing Jenny's head got blown off....lol that's mighty windy. Now shopping sounds fun....bless Jim's heart ;-)
Hope the weather clears soon! Hugs on that positive attitude.

Elaine said...

Wow what a mess! I agree with Beth, good thing you weren't there. Poor Jenny, hilarious how the other deer stop and look at her or what's left of her.

Have fun picking out a new camera!

Peaceful said...

Jenny:
I'd lose my head if it weren't glued o....

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

That's quite the mess but glad the damage was limited. Poor Jenny. If a girl is going to lose her head you would hope it would be for love, lol. I've been terrified to even take the new gazebo Jack bought out of the box.

Nancy said...

PS: I wish you a very Happy happy Birthday!

Tammy said...

Boy, Mother Nature is really having her way with you! The most important things survived, though, the blind and the tomatoes!

The shots of the deer looking at Jenny are priceless.

Hmmm, forget camera = get new camera...now I might have to try that!

Tammy said...

Oh, and thanks for linking up! I really do appreciate it :)

CAROLDEE said...

Sis..hope things are back to normal now. Seems this has been quite a summer for us all. Hey..you got one heck of a garden there...tomatoes look fabulous!!
Poor Jim has been so busy cutting up wood his leisure time has been pretty short. Hope it gets cooler but AUG is upon us..whew..stay cool as ya can!! ♥

 
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