Monday, August 10, 2009

Forgive Me

Sorry I haven't been posting or commenting a lot lately. I am busy most weekends right now. And, then there's what happened last night. There was a major storm in Toronto - 90km winds, pouring rain, continuous lightning and thunder. And, one of the beautiful 150 year old trees in our backyard decided it was time to die. Half of the tree fell on our car, my FIL's car, blocked our next door neighbour's driveway and fell into the street. Our car looks to be totalled. Thank god nobody was hurt.

The whole tree has to be taken down. It turns out that it's a city tree, so the city came and took most of it down. The rest - or as they call it the peg - will be coming down tomorrow.

It was a beautiful Locust Tree. It flowered every year, and when we had particularly steamy springs it reminded me of what the trees in the deep south must look like.

Bye bye beautiful tree.


Spacey said...

Oh no! Glad that nobody got hurt. Sorry to hear about your car and the beautiful tree.

Fran said...

What a terrible storm it must have been! And something similar happened in Dublin 2 years ago, one of the most beautiful huge trees in the park near where we live was destroyed by a storm. It was really sad tosee it on the ground. In your case the damage coudl have been so big that it's really lucky no body got hurt (a part from the car of course!) How is your diet going? remember to update on weghing tuesdays! Lots of love, Fran

Lost in Space said...

Oh, wow!! That was one helluva storm, girl. How sad to lose your tree, not to mention 2 cars!!

I am so glad to hear nobody was hurt. Were there other trees, powerlines, etc. down around your area?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about the tree! But so glad no one was hurt. And glad you're hanging in there, too. :)