Tuesday, January 08, 2008
The Winter Storm Beat-Down
A quick tour of the back yard between storms yesterday afternoon indicated that I'm going to need to do some clean-up of the not-so-lovely effects of all the wind and rain we've been having. The Kangaroo Apple in the back corner, now about 7 feet high or so, is leaning ominously, but fortunately it's leaning away from the fence rather than into it. I'm going to have to cut it back severely as soon as the rain lets up, and I'd be more upset about that if it weren't for the fact that I recently decided to get rid of it altogether. The potted dwarf cherry tree, which is awaiting transplanting into the ground, has managed to stay erect, but most of the smaller plants really took a pounding and seem a little woozy. There's a lot of debris around, including a large piece of trim that blew off of my carport (although I can't figure out from where!), and the only things that seem really happy about so much rain are the weeds. They are having one hell of a party out there!