Thursday, May 26, 2011

Storm Survivor

Last Sunday
We had a very bad storm. The wind was destructive. I had large limbs down in the front and back yard. As I drove around the neighborhood we found almost every homeowner with trees had one down or limbs in the yard.

A day or so after the storm, Beverly noticed a bird nest in a foster holly that is close to our family room. We had not noticed the nest until after the storm. Here’s a picture of a survivor of the storm. She’s sitting at home on her nest, which I am sure has some eggs.

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To me, that beak sure looks like a cardinal. I am not sure, so if anybody knows for sure, let me know what kind of bird this is.

I hope to get more and better pictures as time goes on.

Results of Storm
Here’s a few pictures from our yard, illustrating the tree damage.
 

This tree is in my neighbor’s yard, but when half of it fell it landed at the edge of our driveway. IMG_0944
Our large oak tree in the front yard lost a good sized limb. IMG_0945
We have an old wagon road bed behind our home. Several limbs fell in the old road bed. (The story goes that at least one president traveled this road on a trip from Washington to parts of Tennessee.) IMG_0948
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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:

They say time and time again that money can't buy happiness. I guess I believe that, but It would be nice if I could prove it to myself.
If money won’t buy happiness, it would at least make misery easier to live with.


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Quote of the Day
There's music in the sighing of a reed;
There's music in the gushing of a rill;
There's music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.
~Lord Byron


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Joke of the Day

Dave and Tom are fishing on a lake. After about an hour when neither of them had a bite, Dave decided to row to the middle part of the lake; where they were very successful.

TOM: This is a great spot for fishing Dave we'll have to mark this spot so we can come back here tomorrow.

DAVE: I know, we'll put an X on the side of the boat to mark the spot.

TOM: Don't be silly Dave that's no good we might have a different boat tomorrow.

(Note: That’s why it pays to own your own boat.)


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1 comment:

madcobug said...

It looks like a cardinal with maybe some of her feathers missing. Caused by the storm. Helen