Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Threatening skies

This was the view out the den window on Sunday as a weather system moved in. We got just a sprinkling of rain on Sunday, then a little more overnight. It's interesting how quickly the weather changed from hot and summery to cool and blustery. We're expecting more summery weather as the week goes on.

It looks a lot worse than it was.

The wind on Monday was strong, but not scary. It started up in mid-morning and lasted through the afternoon with lots of gusts and rain squalls. Hundreds of apples fell to the ground. I've got a big job ahead of me to pick them all up. And the tomato plants suffered a little. I don't think anything broke, but more than a few of the plants are leaning over. I'll be out there today to assess the damage and stand things back up. Ugh.

5 comments:

  1. Our tomatoes stood well...
    but like you, apples fell...
    currently 12.5 kilos that will need to be processed!
    Compote anyone?

    But our poor bean frame...
    we grow the beans "upside-down"...
    that way they all hang outwards for picking...
    but the overwintered "Moonlight" runner beans...
    the plants are now in their third year...
    have grown so fast and with so much vigour...
    that the frame is very bushy at the top...
    at one end only!
    It didn't like that in the wind and the V-shape fell apart at the top at that end...
    OOOOPS!
    Back to the drawing board on that one!
    No harm to the beans tho'...
    the planted end of the frame stayed put, so no strain on the roots!
    And all our trees and shrubs in the meadow have a distinct eastwards heading!!
    T

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  2. Holy cow. Quite a storm! And quite a photo :)

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  3. Reminds me of the scene from the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy returns home after her chat with the Great Marvel. Just before she was konked in the head by the door.

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  4. tim, I think the toms are ok, just bent a little.

    judy, not as bad as the one in 2010 when we lost roof tiles!

    gosia, came and went, thankfully.

    angiemanzi, and then, the witch, to satisfy an itch, went riding on her broomstick thumbing for a hitch.

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