Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obliterated squash and battered tomatoes

We were VERY lucky in last night's storm. Our neighbor's 50-foot Sycamore tree, along with its treehouse, was completely uprooted and fell away from us, smashing their neighbor's fence and damaging a garage and SUV.

We have lots of small- and medium-sized branches all over the yard along with a few pieces of wood window trim but nothing worse. The tomato plants look a little banged up but overall alright, but the two little squash plants may be destroyed. The herbs are annoyed but perfectly fine.


Annie in Austin said...

Guess you were lucky, Iris!I've been seeing damage photos all over the news and on some blogs like Zanthan Gardens. There's something so sad about a treehouse with no tree.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Iris said...

Annie in Austin,

You're so right about the treehouse. I have to give my neighbors credit for being more good-natured about it than I think I would have been! (Their dog was practically conducting neighborhood tours.)

Lee17 said...

Ack! That was a close one. And the tree had a treehouse in it too, I see! What a tragedy. Poor tree.

Pam/Digging said...

Boy, that was a big one. So lucky it didn't smash anyone's roof. I hope their kids took the loss OK, since their treehouse went down with the tree.

Iris said...


I haven't seen the kids up in the treehouse much lately, but I bet they're still bummed about it. Still, the whole family felt lucky they didn't end up with more serious damage, as did we!

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Wow! That's some photo. How sad for the children that it was the tree with the treehouse in it. I'm glad to hear that the damage wasn't worse but it was bad enough, wasn't it. My sympathy to your neighbor.