Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stormy Weather

Last week we had our first taste of Winter weather. It rained for three days solid and there was some serious winds ( up to 100km per hour )

I went for a walk near our house on the weekend and saw that the wind has made a real mess of this fence and retaining wall. The top course of block work has been lifted. These owners can't have been too impressed, they only put this up a few years ago.

I always get a bit nervous when it's windy that our tree will drop a branch like this one has. Eucalypts are notorious for this. There's an avenue of Lemon Scented Gums in Kings Park which are insured to cover potential damage to cars parked beneath them.

There were broken bits of tree branches everywhere. My dogs had a good time sniffing them all. Two children in the park had collected some and made a tee-pee leant up against a tree. It looked like a fantastic cubby!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I am glad that your house and trees are OK and I hope that nobody got hurt. We had a similar storm a couple years ago and the worst was when some big fir trees fell on the electrical lines. People stayed without electricity for days. Take care Claire!