And Then The Wind Came

Fallen tree behind our house, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. July 6, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

Last Thursday evening Betsy and I were thinking about getting supper ready when all of a sudden a strong wind came up and all kinds of nuts started falling from the trees around our house.  Then one of our umbrellas started scooting along the deck.  As we worked to get the umbrella down and other things on the deck firmly anchored, we heard a brick cracking sound behind the house.  This was accompanied by a tall tree crashing down.

Tree down behind our house, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. July 5, 2012. (Photo by Betsy.)

When the tree came down, it took most of a smaller tree with it.

Behind our house, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. July 6, 2012.

We were amazed that such a big tree could come down so quickly.  The fact that the trunk broke rather than the root ball coming up made it even more amazing.

Clearing the downed tree behind our house, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. July 6, 2012.  (Photo by Betsy.)

We were fortunate in two respects:  First, that the tree didn’t hit the house, and second, the tree was  on golf course property.  Friday morning Glade employees equipped with chain saws arrived on the scene and went to work.

Clearing debris from the fallen tree, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. July 6, 2012. (Photo by Betsy.)

In a remarkably short time they had the tree cut up and loaded into a truck (actually several loads).  Soon the view from our back deck was as beautiful as ever — minus a couple of trees

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20 Responses to “And Then The Wind Came”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Dang nation… that one shot looks too close for comfort! Sure glad you didn’t have more damage.

  2. maryBeth Says:

    So glad that you and Betsy had no more damage from the wind storm. Sometimes we are just fortunate. Did you get and of the wood? MB

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    glad it was not your tree, it cost of 1000 to get ours removed when it fell during a storm. the wind amazes me that it can snap a tree that big into like it was a matchstick. scary

  4. bertN Says:

    Glad the fallen tree did not hit you or your house. Any problem with errand golf balls given that you live at the edge of the course?

  5. Maple Lane Says:

    I’m so thankful you both and your home were safe! Wonderful that they worked so quickly to clean up the debris!

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    So glad the tree wasn’t yours and didn’t hit your property and most of all that you and Betsy weren’t hurt! The weather and strength of the storms on the East coast have been frightening! Hope things improve this week, George! Stay safe and have a good week!

    Sylvia

  7. The Incredible Woody Says:

    So glad that you guys were safe! That storm was scary!

  8. ladyfi Says:

    So glad no damage was done. Several very large trees came down over here too.

  9. NCMountainwoman Says:

    That was an incredible storm. So glad nothing fell on the house and no one was injured. And especially glad that you didn’t have to clean it up. Did they let you have any of the wood for Betsy’s fires this winter?

  10. Karin Says:

    Thankful there was no further damage that affected you personally. Unbelievable how quickly a large tree can snap! Good photos! Have to go look at your new photo site now! Love that waterfall collection!

  11. treadway Says:

    Every time either of you mention this, I am just so glad it did not hit your house.

  12. Gardener On Sherlock Street Says:

    Always hard to lose a tree but luckily it wasn’t one by your house. Crazy wind!

  13. Judy Says:

    George, I am surprised at that tree splitting and coming down like that! Must have been some wind! And you are very lucky that the house was not damaged, and that someone else had to clear the mess.
    I love the first waterfall in the next post!!

  14. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Thankfully you suffered no harm in all of this.

  15. diane Says:

    You were lucky that it wasn’t any closer and that you didn’t have to clear it away.

  16. busy bee suz Says:

    Oh, the poor tree didn’t see it coming! So glad no one was hurt. Mother Nature has had some anger issues lately huh???

  17. ZielonaMila Says:

    Probably the climate is changing, there are also trees broken up in Poland, storms and floods appear. I am greeting

  18. Rajesh Says:

    I am glad not much damage has been done. And the cleanup service was pretty quick.

  19. łucja-Maria Says:

    Dear Besty and George!
    This Providence watched over you.
    It’s good that you are nothing happened.
    Łucja-Maria

  20. alskamom Says:

    I’m so glad the tree didn’t hit the house George.
    You and Betsy take care!

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