Friday, September 19, 2008

Topped


If you look closely underneath the peaceful blue sky, you will find a few topped trees in my backyard!

Tropical Storm Fay did that a few weeks ago. Back in 2004, Hurricane Ivan did a number or some big, old oaks, and we had to have tree surgeons remove damaged limbs. I used to have azaleas planted under these trees, and they proved awesome in springtime. But alas, too many storms felled too many limbs, and we have just let the "back 40" go its own way.
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16 comments:

Jim said...

Looks like back 40 fits more than back yard. Maybe the hurricanes are mother nature thinning them out.

Steve Buser said...

We were just up in Baton Rouge yesterday and saw all the damage to the majestic old oaks from Hurricane Gustav. The streets were line with the cut-up trunks of old oaks. What a shame.

AphotoAday said...

Nice perspective...
Lots of character in those trees, tamed or not...

Aileni said...

It is still a fine 'backyard'. I love trees but our island Backyard was moorland as much as anything. Except looking est where we planted trees.

Tanya said...

Gorgous trees, topped or not! Sorry for the loss of the azaleas, I always look forward to their bright blooms!

momgen said...

Very pretty shots dear. Happy SWF!

mine is here

sho said...

those must be really old trees!

magiceye said...

cool view though!

Anne-Berit said...

Fantastic photo!

Powell River Books said...

The storms sure have a long reach. We don't get hurricanes, but our fall and winter winds can be devastating. Two years ago about thirty trees went down in the bay across from our cabin. Some were uprooted, but many just snapped off. And they weren't puny trees either. I invite you to come see my night sky at Chehalis/Centralia Airport. - Margy

The Texican said...

The Lord prunes 'um kinda rough on occasion. Glad all are well. Thanks for the visit and the comments. Pappy

Arija said...

Love your backyard, pity about the damage, but Mother Nature wil have her way. I lost my cherry trees, strawberries, Hibiscus, azaleas and many other plants to drought, this is the fifth year. Painful as it is, we just have to adjust and replant or not depending on strength and creeping age.
I'm all for trees, and I really like your picture.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nature does its work...

Kate said...

When I see a damaged tree, my heart sinks. Your sky is wonderful in the photo.

kjpweb said...

Good post! Nature takes and nature gives...
Excellent Skywatch!
Cheers, Klaus

dot said...

Nice picture! The good thing is new trees will grow but I know it's really sad to have your yard damaged like that.