July 9, 2012


A nasty thunderstorm this evening split our big chinaberry tree and sent one of its three main trunks crashing to the ground, but it missed everything - it didn't break a single torch, hanging plant, or even a branch from any of the other trees. It's truly miraculous that it didn't crash into the kitchen or the back porch or the power lines or any of the fences.

With the rain still pounding down shortly after the tree crashed, we saw this squirrel grooming herself obsessively on one of the remaining broken branches. We're afraid she might have hurt her front left leg; she was clutching it to her chest. Poor thing - hope she's OK!


  1. AnonymousJuly 10, 2012

    Maybe she's trying to calm her racing heart .
    Truly a miracle that nothing else was damaged

  2. wow--sorry about that!! Good it fell in an empty spot!

  3. AnonymousJuly 10, 2012

    That is SO spooky. Will the rest of the tree be all right?

  4. Hard to say - we'll have to get someone to look at it.

  5. AnonymousJuly 12, 2012

    Can they not save the rest of the tree?
    Freeze off the torn part - or something?

  6. The base looks pretty bad. We'll see...