R has his hands full, cleaning up the storm damage.
It was plenty beautiful. Our house is completely hidden at the end of that little trail through 18″ of snow that lingered for a week.
Even when the sun came out, the snow stayed…it was so cold.
The ancient cherry tree in front had two huge limbs shatter.
They were kind enough to descend slowly to rest gently on the roof of the deck.
Limbs came down from many of the large evergreens that circle the property.
The little birch grove along the drive is sadly depleted.
The devastation to the ‘Thunderhead’ pine was, to me, the greatest blow. I’m pretty sure it will recover but it had reached a configuration that I had been working on for 10 or more years. Other things that got some extreme pruning from Mom Nature were Ozothamnus several Ceanothus and a mature Cornus kousa. The sun is shining today, Joy Creek will open soon and spring gets closer every day. Time, indeed to keep clam and carry on.