21 June 2011

~Something Wicked This Way Comes~

We had no warning.
At 8pm
suddenly it was total chaos outside.
At first J was screaming

A Micro-Burst with winds at 80mph
ripped through east Tennessee.
We lost two 100 ft. Black Walnut Trees.
The one across the driveway.
And one that shaded the large pup yard :(

I opened the sliding glass door to take these pics.
I stood between the glass and the wet tree.
The beautiful vintage wrought iron furniture
given to us last year is somewhere.
Out there.

The pups, kitties, and
Annie and her family are fine.
We cannot get out of our driveway
nor the back of our home!

But, we have power!
Most any day we lose power at the drop of a dime,
here in this little mountain town!

And wouldn't you know~
our chain saw is in the shop being serviced!
Murphy's law, eh?

Sleep tight!
xo, misha


Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Those are not fun surprises - it sounds like all are well.... thank goodness! Rest for the night and good luck cleaning up in the morning...

Mary said...

My gosh! It must have made quite a commotion while it was going on, I hope you will be able to cut your way through it all right. Hopefully everything is ok underneath all that brush. Be careful!

{ T G L } said...

Oh no! That's terrible... I wish you and your family all the luck salvaging what you can. Thank God everyone's OK though :)

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Karen said...

So glad no one was hurt!!....

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hope things have quieted down, and I am glad that all are safe!!

texwisgirl said...

i hate that you lost the trees (especially the shade one for the dogs!) but also glad the rest of your buildings are okay and your animals too!!!

Lynne said...

I can't believe this! We too had high winds last night, nothing like your WIND though. It sounds like you are all okay, have power . . . but losing two black walnut trees, oh my. Unbelievable weather this spring and now, "the first day of summer."

And here I was writing, come on over for dinner . . .

Laura said...

Yikes! Glad you are all safe. Sorry to see your trees lost...

Jeanette said...

Oh my goodness...those beautiful trees!! We had a storm come through last night. High winds and thunder and lightening but not a drop of rain! Have a good week and I hope you are feeling better.

Lori said...

Glad your safe! We have friends in Maryville I better check up on. That's the kind of storms we get up here in our neck of the woods. Sorry for the mess you now have to clean up. :(

Deb said...

I hate it that you lost 2 big trees but so glad it wasn't a tornado. We had storms like that the night before last. I heard that the town we are moving close to had micro bursts too. I've been dreading a phone call. I'm hoping the house we are buying is still intact.

Looks like J will have to do a little off roading to get out to pick up the chain saw.

Marilyn said...

I am thinking that wind started in Colorado. It was windy like a winter blizzard here. Sad to hear of the big old trees coming down. Am glad you and the animals are OK. ♥♫

Amy said...

First and foremost, you, J, and your furry family are all ok...that is most important. I am so sorry for the loss of the trees though, I adore trees and any time one falls by natural causes or by machine I am saddened...hopefully you guys can get everything cleared up and new trees planted.

How are you doing otherwise honey??? Thinking a lot about you and sending big hugs to you!!!

Kristeen said...

O my goodness - that makes one stand up out of bed -- indeed -- wink -- this is not what you needed -- wow this is going to be a lot of work -- I am sure you have friends to help.. hugs

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

OMG Misha! Thank heaven's you, J and the critters were ok. What a shame and what a scare that must have been when J thought it was a tornado! I'm so sorry you lost those large trees...you hate to loose the shade for the animals and yourselves. Well on the bright side you'll have some good dry firewood next year. Loved the picture in your latest post about the Paul Bunion 'wanna be' LOL! I hope your vintage furniture survived the crash and I hope today is a more quiet one for all of you. Take care Misha...
Maura :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

O. My. Gosh!

Misha, I'm so glad you and the family are safe; what a horror that could have been. Hope you're able to use the walnut wood to good use or, at least, sell it to a lumber mill.