So sorry that you had to go through that, so happy that
you or your loved ones were not physically hurt. My sister lives in OK
where they keep having tornados. I feel so helpless to help her. We
have had wind storms here in my part of Ca. like we have never had before.
I am above Sacramento and the weird weather keeps getting weirder. In Feb
we lost a few very old tress, one just missing our house. If it fell the
other way it would have smashed our house. Very scary! So glad you
are OK and your iris babies too.
Bonnie in Ca. who also lives in a 100 plus year old
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Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] OT-CHAT: not
So sorry for your trauma out there. So sad. Glad
that no person was harmed. Here's hoping that all your iris recover
unscathed and that the clean up won't be to hard on you! Looks like you
had some intense moments. Let's hope it is out of our system for the
Wishing you a fast recovery!
Linda in Lascassas
On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 4:26 PM, Linda Mann <firstname.lastname@example.org
A little too much excitement here Fri night. Downburst knocked down
trees and snapped power poles all thru my little valley. Plenty of
(rain ~ 1 1/2 inches in less than an hour) and small, shredding hail.
3 ft diameter pecan came down on top of my house, bounced and slid to
end up mostly here. Tough 100+ yr farm house with solid wood walls, or
I suspect I would have been squashed.
Just finished getting the
tree cut off the house and can now see the
dent in the ridgeline where
part of the tree hit.
Also added some more "mulch" to this year's
seedlings, still (more or
less) in their germination pots.
winds and gusts brought down yet more trees yesterday, tho no more
the yard or on the driveway.
The good news is that the pots of
DECADENCE, and a few other pollen
sources were undamaged on the porch
out of the worst of the weather.
And while all the blooms in the field
were shredded, most buds opened
the next day. Many had holes in them,
but were otherwise ok.
I have new appreciation for why those in windy
parts of the country
don't like tall irises.
Linda Mann east
Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>
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